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Our man in Taiwan

Published: 5 March 2010

Postgraduate research student George Holloway has just begun a semester in Taipei as part of an exchange between the University of Southampton and the National University of Taiwan.

George plans to compose a new piece for Southampton's Professor David Owen Norris, for a Taipei recital in April, and to continue working on the libretto and music for his first opera.

George says: "I look forward to meeting composers and performers here who can give me a different perspective on contemporary music, and drawing inspiration from Taiwan's lively and rich musical heritage, particularly its folk and operatic forms. At the same time, I hope to introduce the Taiwanese to my own personal way of writing new music."

You can follow his adventures abroad on his blog, Chang-Jian in Taiwan (linked right). George's counterpart from the National University of Taiwan, Yen-Ting, has arrived in Southampton for a semester's work here.

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