— Conductor_Leonard Slatkin

Working with TMAF has been one of the greatest pleasures of my musical life. Helping to foster young musicians and shape them into the professionals they are about to become helps insure the future of the profession. With outstanding leadership and a faculty that is truly world-class, it is safe to say that the music world will be the beneficiaries of this incredible continuing venture.

— Emily Beynon / Principal Flute of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

The Taipei Music Academy and Festival (TMAF) is a beautiful, well-structured, non-competitive and absolutely unique music program for young musicians. The faculty is made up of some of the very best orchestral and chamber music musicians from around the globe and it is a huge honour and great pleasure to work with them all.

For the wind players, working with small classes of students allows for the luxury of almost daily lessons, and working in a chamber music ensemble with students and faculty together makes for a fascinating and thoroughly enjoyable rehearsal process. Probably the highlight is when the young musicians and faculty sit together, side-by-side in the TMAF symphony orchestra under the baton of maestro Leonard Slatkin.

I really cannot recommend TMAF highly enough to any young musician wishing to spend two intense weeks rehearsing and performing some beautiful music at a top location with a really fabulous team! I know it’s the highlight of my summer and I can’t wait to return for my fourth TMAF festival this August!