Wan-Chen Hsieh, oboist, is the first-prize winner of the 7th International Händel Oboe Competition, held in 2004, Halle, Germany. She has appeared as soloist throughout Europe and Asia, including performances with the MDR Chamber Orchestra Leipzig, Schöneberg Chamber Orchestra, Adlershof Chamber Orchestra Berlin, National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) Taiwan, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, Taipei National University of Arts Orchestra, and C.Y.C. Wind Orchestra. She gave also recitals and chamber music concerts in many music festivals, including Bach Festival in Leipzig, Händel Festival in Halle, Germany, Deutscher Musiktag in Berlin, and so on. At the mean time, she was chosen as “Young Stars” from the National Cultural Center Taiwan in 2000 and 2004, and gave numerous recitals in Taiwan until today.
From 2000 to 2005, Wan-Chen was oboist in New Chamber Orchestra Potsdam and Ensemble Affettuoso Berlin, with them she gave concerts through Europe. Since 2009, she joins the Taiwan Connection Music Festival Chamber Orchestra, established by violinist Nai-Yuan Hu, and gives concerts with other TC musicians through Taiwan every year..
Her first classical recording “Bel Canto” won the “Best Classic CD” in the 19th Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan, and first crossover recording “Capriccio Pine Breeze” was published by Wind Music in fall 2007. Her latest releases include a CD of Händel’s Six Triosonatas for Two Oboes, “Timeless Treasure”, recorded with Oboist, Prof. Burkhard Glaetzner, as well as the world premiere of Tsung-hsien Yang’s Oboe Concerto “Song of Losses” with the NSO (National Symphony Orchestra) Taiwan and Maestro Jahja Ling, Music Director of the San Diego Symphony.
Wan-Chen lives now in Taiwan and works not only as an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Taipei National University of Arts, but also as the Music Director in the CHEW’s Culture Foundation. She organizes performances for the contemporary music group “SpringAutumnMusic”, and the series of family concerts “C.I.M. Concerts in Museum”. At the mean time, she is a mother of three.