In the State of Qi, Confucius heard shao music. For three months afterwards,
he did not notice even the flavor of meat. He said:
“I could not have imagined that the playing of music
could ascend to such heights.”
Nick Frisch is a freelance music journalist based in Hong Kong and New York. His musical training included a boy soprano career with solo appearances at the Metropolitan Opera and Carnegie Hall; later, he studied music and Chinese history at Columbia University, and was a 2009-2010 Fulbright Fellow at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing and a 2011-2012 Blakemore Fellow studying classical Chinese at National Taiwan University. Currently studying Chinese history at Yale, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic and other outlets. His favorite color is green.
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- May 29th, 2013 Intimacy Revisited: A Look at Hong Kong’s Performer/Composer Summit, Two Years Later
- October 19th, 2012 Madama Butterfly in Taipei
- June 5th, 2012 The Firebird and Xavier de Maistre, National Symphony Orchestra, Taipei
- May 9th, 2012 Fou Ts’ong, Taipei, April 28
- April 9th, 2012 Messian’s L’Ascension and Puccini’s Suor Angelica ; “Taiwan Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra”
- February 27th, 2012 In touch with Tan Dun : From Beijing to Bartók
- November 24th, 2011 Mahler on the Jumbotron: the Berlin Philharmonic in Taipei
- November 10th, 2011 “Dr. Sun Yat-sen”: A Fight at the Opera? Fundamentally Sound?