RANKED #1 WORLD CHAMBER CHOIR 2018 BY INTERKULTUR
Conductor: Meng-Hsien Peng
Müller Chamber Choir, founded in 1999, is a 30-strong male choir that aims to introduce the finest blend of male choral sound to the choral scene. Under the leadership of Meng-Hsien Peng since 2013, the choir has achieved prestige as one of Taiwan’s foremost choral groups.
It is part of the choir’s mission to create a distinctive Taiwanese male voice repertoire, which it does so by commissioning native composers and writers to collaborate on choral projects with the potential to bring out the multi-faceted depth and richness of the men’s choral soundscape.
The word müller, a homophonic pun meaning wooden building in Mandarin Chinese, refers to the music classroom where the choir’s founding members first experienced the pure joy of choral music. The name testifies to the choir’s humble beginnings, youthful passion, and unwavering belief in the power of music to bring peace to those around us.
The choir participated in the International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival and Competition in July 2015 where it won 3 categories and took home the Grand Prix. The singers went on to participate in the World Choir Games 2016: Champions Competition, receiving 3 Gold medals.
Notably for this Taiwanese choir, Interkultur world rankings released in June 2018 listed Müller Chamber Choir as #1 in the Chamber Choirs & Vocal Ensembles category.
“Müller Chamber Choir is a dedicated group with tremendous energy and highest artistry.” - Yu-Chung Johnny Ku (Music Director, Taipei Philharmonic Foundation)