Soloist, professor at the Conservatory of Gennevilliers & founding member of Ensemble 20° dans le noir
Shao-Wei Chou is a Taiwanese flutist currently living in Paris. She has studied with distinguished musicians such as Pierre-Yves Artaud, Patrice Bocquillon, Sophie Deshayes and Mario Caroli. In 2013 she obtained the National Superior Diploma of professional musician (DNSPM) at the Pôle d’Enseignement Supérieur de la Musique Seine-Saint-Denis Île-de-France, and a Bachelor at Paris 8 University.
Shao-Wei specializes in the performance of contemporary music. She is a founding member of Ensemble 20° dans le noir, and she has performed with Pulsar and No Input Ensemble. Shao-Wei participated in concerts in partnership with IRCAM, la Muse en Circuit, and workshops under the direction of Martin Matalón.
In 2013, she was selected for the festival Klangspuren with the Ensemble Modern Academy (Austria). She recently interpreted the trio temA by Helmut Lachenmann at the Présences festival at Radio France, and she will present a solo program at the festival Mixtur (Spain). Shao-Wei regularly performs solo and chamber music concerts in Taiwan.
Influenced by diverse cultures, she regularly pursues multidisciplinary collaborations. She has received an AGITA grant from the municipal council of Figueres (Spain), and the grant from the National Culture and Arts Foundation of Taiwan to present her new interdisciplinary performance EsacarxofffES!!! in October 2014.