Wang Yu-Po

Wang Yu-Po

Principal English Horn
Hannover Staatsoper

COLLABORATION:

Malaysian Wind Music Prize 2021

Born in Taipei, Taiwan. Yu-Po is a Master Graduate of Hochschule fuer Musik Hanns Eisler Berlin, studied with Jonathan Kelly, and took English horn lessons with Dominik Wollenweber. He later entered the Hochschule fuer Musik Freiburg for the Konzertexamen degree, and studied with Prof. Lucas Macias Navarro, the former principal oboist of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam.

He completed his undergraduate study at Taipei National University of the Arts where he studied with Prof. Rong-Yi Liu, including semester exchange at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts with Prof. SongLam Yiu.

Yu-Po was twice awarded as the first prizewinner of the Taiwan National Music Competition. At the age of 19, he won the TSO Young Talent Concerto Competition, and Taipei Wind Orchestra Concerto Competition. In 2017, Yu-Po received the Rising Star Prize of Baden-Wuerttemberg in Germany. He has appeared as a soloist with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Taipei Wind Orchestra, Cheng Chi University Wind Orchestra, Emsbuerener Festival Orchestra, Ensemble Resonanz and Deutsche Staatsphilharmonie Rheinland-Pfalz.

He was a member of numerous youth orchestras and festivals, such as Asian Youth Orchestra, Junge Deutsche Philharmonie, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival Orchestra, ORFF Academy of the BR Münchner Rundfunkorchester, Zermatt Music Festival Academy with the Scharoun Ensemble of Berliner Philharmoniker, and Russisch-Deutsche Musikakademie under conductor Valery Gergiev.

As a professional orchestra musician, Yu-Po was the principal English horn of the Konzerthaus Orchester Berlin for season 2017-2019, and served the same position in Hannover Staatsoper 2019/20, Bochumer Symphoniker 2017 and Wuppertal Sinfonieorchester 2015/16. He was also invited as guest player with Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, Deutsche Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, NSO Taiwan Philharmonic, Neubrandenburg Philharmonic, Braunschweig Staatsoper, Ensemble Resonanz, Orquesta Filarmonica de Gran Canaria in Spain and Taipei Philharmonic Orchestra as principal oboe.