The name “Nana” means “girl” in certain European languages, and it pays tribute to the novel by French writer E. Zola and the manga of Japanese author Yazawa Ai.
NanaFormosa Percussion Duo was founded by percussionists Chang Yu-Ying and Cheng Ya-Hsin in 2009. They won the bronze prize in the percussion duo at the International Percussion Competition of Luxembourg in the same year—it was the first time for a Taiwanese group to win at the event—and they have been active on-stage at home and abroad since. In recent years, they have focused on refining their performances as a percussion duo: while infusing eastern cultural heritage into western techniques, they adapt classical pieces and work across different genres. NanaFormosa Percussion Duo has commissioned works from up-and-coming composers, including Pan Chia-Lin, Chiu Hao-Yuan, Chen Ting-Chuan, Tsai Wen-Chi, Janelle Yi-Chen Chang, Martijn Vanbuel, Yang Tsu-Yao, Chen Heng, Chen Chia-Hui, Roméo Monteiro, Michael Udow, Rodrigo Bussad, and Jorge Grossmann. The group has also collaborated with musicians in Taiwan and around the world, including professor Chen Jer-Huei, Yang Yi-Ping, Cheng Ya-Chi, Lu Zhengdao, Chen Chun-Ting, Chen Pei-Yin, Keiko Abe, Isao Nakamura, Jean Geoffroy, Anders Åstrand, Yi-Ping Yang, Minh-Tam Nguyen, Jean-Baptiste Leclère, Gadric Subiraha, Garrett Mendelow, Sori Choi, and Moitié Duo. NanaFormosa has brought its diverse and distinct style to audiences in Luxembourg, China, France, Japan, Korea, the US, Poland, Taiwan, Germany, and Slovenia. Their second album Moon Inside, released by Universal Music Group in 2019, received three nominations at the 31st Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music, including Best Music Arrangement, Best Composition, and Best Recording.
2021.12.15 (Wed) 19:00-21:30
2021.12.19 (Sun) 14:00-16:30
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