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MENG-HSIEN PENG

Artistic Director / Conductor

Meng-Hsien Peng is one of the executive directors of Taiwan Choral Association, an INTERKULTUR jury member for international choral competition, artistic advisor to Fujian Association of Art and Education, artistic director and conductor of Müller Chamber Choir and NTU EMBA Chorus, president and artistic director of Rong Shing Children Chorus, conductor of Rong Shing Women’s Chorus, and conductor of The Voice of Great Love Chorus.

In recent years her international engagements have called for extensive trips to choral events all over the world. She received invitation from INTERKULTUR to serve on the jury panel of the 5th Canta al mar 2016 - Festival Coral Internacional in Barcelona, Spain in
Fall 2016, and of the Grand Prix of Nations; 3rd European Choir Games Riga 2017, a choral festivity attended by thousands of singers and a total of 161 choirs.

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Under her leadership, Müller Chamber Choir participated in the 9th International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition in 2015 and the 9th World Choir Games 2016: Champions Competition, winning gold medals in various categories with record high scores. In world rankings released by INTERKULTUR as of November 2017, Müller Chamber Choir tops the Chamber Choirs; Vocal Ensembles category.

In July 2017, she was guest lecturer in the 1st Cross-strait Choral Seminar held in Fuzhou, China, and conducted Müller Chamber Choir as feature choir of Singapore International Choral Festival: SICF 2017. In September, she gave a talk on “Achieving an appealing choral blend” at the invitation of Taichung Artist Chamber Choir; in October, she was engaged by Hunan Musician Association – Choral Committee to participate in the
4th International Choral Arts Workshop as lecturer in Hunan, China. In July 2018, Peng will sit on the jury panel of the 1st Taipei International Choral Competition (TICC) organized by Taipei Philharmonic Foundation. Dedicated to promoting the art of choral music, she is the recipient of Distinguished Teaching Award (2012) and Arts Contribution Award (2016) presented by the Ministry of Education in appreciation of her extraordinary efforts in music education. Peng was awarded conductor prize in the choral competition of the 2011 Taiwan International Contemporary A Cappella Festival.