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FROM RAT MEAT TO CRYSTAL SPRINGS: 15 YEARS OF FORMOSA QUARTET

On February 12-17, 2018, Formosa Quartet will be guest artists-in-residence at Eastern Michigan University's School of Music & Dance in Ypsilanti, MI. During this residency, we'll be leading masterclasses, open rehearsals, and workshops on of master classes, open rehearsals, and workshops on performance, community engagement, and career development. We'll be engaging with over 200 of the students!

The week's activities will conclude with two performances — on February 15, Joel Puckett's Short Stories with the EMU Wind Symphony and on February 16, a special Formosa concert, which happens to land on the Lunar New Year! This is our first time playing in Michigan and Jasmine wrote a brilliant blog for SHAR Music about the origins of the quartet, how we've stayed such a tight-knit ensemble and friends for 15 years, and what to expect next week! Click on the image above to read the blog post.

Thank you to SHAR Music for sponsoring the quartet during this exciting residency at Eastern Michigan University next week! If you are a Michigander or nearby the quaint town of Ypsilanti, come join us!

Summer Is Coming Soon - Formosa Chamber Music Festival 2017!

Despite the cold winter and sporadic snow storms, we are already gearing up for summer!  We are excited to present the 5th edition of the FORMOSA CHAMBER MUSIC FESTIVAL 2017 in Hualien, Taiwan and calling all passionate and talented young musicians (ages 13-27) to apply!  The dates of the festival are August 10-24 and the application deadline has been EXTENDED to April 15!

To learn more about our festival, please click here.

FCMF is one of the musical highlights of our season and we cannot wait to work with another talented group of young artists!