Hall of Fame
For establishing the brand image, the center has welcomed lots of art celebrities in the past few years for flagship productions and has received positive responses. When it comes to promoting performing art, the center did not set up the library alone. In order to create a more intimate relationship between the audience and the performer, the Hall of Fame in the ground floor was decorated with portraits of musicians and calligraphy and is a great place to have small events and interview sessions with a cup of tea or coffee.
In September 17th, 2009, the Hall of Fame opened its space to the public with two musicians, Vadim Repin and Günther Herbig, making their debut performances. The Center’s long term partnership YAMAHA donated a well-crafted piano to the center by its general manager, Fumiaki Oku. The piano itself is an art piece and the Hall of Fame as the home for this generous donation really signifies the meaning of this harmonious collaboration.
The idea of Hall of Fame came from the Board Director, Chen Yu-hsiu. She belived that creativities should evolve constantly and that space re-arrangement can be the first step of the change. After visiting all kinds of notable art facilities around the world, it is very often for them to have a Hall of Fame as a milestone for themselves. The center as the national performing art space, which has countless dazzling performances that brightened up the art world in Taiwan and touch numerous audience each year, should leave its track so that we can witness the art achievement of masters from generation to the next.
So far we have selected 26 famous musicians and their portraits to exhibit in the Hall of Fame, such as conductor Lorin Maazel, Sejii Ozawa, Günther Herbig, Lü Shao-chia and performer Gidon Kremer, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Philip Glass and more. In the future, the Hall of Fame will be used in multiple events and will pay our tribute to the masters, appreciate more about the beauty of the music and understand the influential power of the melodies by collecting, preserving, exhibiting and interpretating them year after year.