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Crossover violinist and singer Kevin Liao performs for Nuit Blanche Taipei at historic Zhongshan Hall

TAIPEI, TAIPEI, TAIWAN, October 9, 2017 / -- Taipei celebrated Nuit Blanche this weekend by fusing many historic sites with modern art, giving the city an incredible energy and liveliness. Nuit Blanche, the annual "all-night" or "until-the-morning" festival celebrating the arts, was highlighted by various performances and arts installations throughout the city.

The historic Zhongshan Hall was transformed into an amalgamation of performing arts, fine dining and fine arts. The Fortress Auditorium, once the stage for Chiang Kai-Shek's inaugural speeches, was transformed into a stage fit for a rock concert. Crossover musician and violinist, Kevin Liao, serenaded the audience in the plaza below with works of his own as well as reimagined electronic versions of mandarin pop classics. The clash of the modern and the historic gave way to a beautiful fusion as lights and projections danced along with the notes of the violin. A graduate of The Juilliard School, Kevin was also an embodiment of this fusion as he used his classically trained fingers on his century old violin to blast EDM (electronic-dance music) tunes and rock solos.

The music did not stop there as it continued well into the night traveling to the fourth floor Promenade Cafe. This time world renowned coffee from Taiwan was enjoyed with acoustic renditions of classic melodies. Kevin Liao, once again, serenaded the audience and was joined with guitarist A-xing as well as pianist/producer Hank H.

Well into the morning of Nuit Blanche, wine tasting was coupled with jazzy tunes. Kevin Liao, showing immense versatility, performed by ripping jazz licks off his violin and his voice.

The historic Zhongshan Hall was truly transformed into a living and breathing art exhibit. This exhibit not only combined fine arts, culinary arts and performing arts but also fused the historic with the contemporary- tradition with innovation.

Yi Hua Yen
GCA Entertainment Co., Ltd.
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