Ars Formosa Company was founded in March 1986. The mission of our company is to promote fine performing arts to the public, and to broaden the cultural vision of Taiwanese people. In the field of arts and culture, Ars Formosa has gained wide recognition on its efforts to realize this mission by inviting well-known performing arts groups from all over the world to tour round-island in Taiwan.
Ars Formosa Company has presented the following prestigious western musicians and performing arts groups:
Soloists: Mikhail Pletnev, Ivo Pogorelich, Yo-yo Ma, James Galway, Natalia Gutman, Elisso Virsaladze, Rafal Blechacz.
Ensembles: Suk Trio, Beaux Trio, I Musici, Academy of St. Martin in the Fields.
Choirs: Vienna Boys’ Choir, Les Petits Chanteurs de St. Marc, Les Petits Chanteurs a la Croix de Bois.
Orchestras: Semyon Bychkov/Czech Philharmonic, Mikhail Pletnev/Russian National Orchestra, Fabio Luisi/Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Herbert Blomstedt/Gewandhaus Orchestra Leipzig, Yuri Temirkanov/St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra, Andris Nelsons/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Christoph Eschenbach/NDR Symphony Orchestra, Marek Janowski/Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin, Tamas Vasary/Budapest Symphony Orchestra.
Ballet and Modern Dance Companies: Rudolf Nureyev and Friends, Patrick Dupond/Paris Opera Ballet, Opera Bonn Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Trisha Brown Dance Company, and Martha Graham Dance Company.
Concerning the cultural exchange between Taiwan and China, Ars Formosa Company has presented the following performing groups from China:
Peking Opera: China National Peking Opera Company, Tianjin Peking Opera Theater, Shanghai Peking Opera Troupe.…
Minority Folk Music and Dance Ensembles from Yunnan province, Mukam in Xinjiang, Inner Mogolia, Gansu province, and Tibet.…
ARS FORMOSA COMPANY
5F-2, No.1, Fu-Hsing N. Rd.,Taipei 10595, Taiwan, R.O.C