May-Lin Ju

May-Lin Ju, currently the Principal Clarinet Player of the National Symphony Orchestra, graduated number 1 of her class from the Taipei National University of the Arts in 1985. She had studied with Henri Druart, Guy Deplus, Yao-Wu Hsieh, and Yung Lai. Ms. Ju toured with China Youth Corps. Wind Orchestra in south Asia, and performed as soloist in 1984. The next year, she performed L. Spohr’s Clarinet Concerto in E flat Major with Taipei National University of the Arts Orchestra and she also won the first prize of the Taiwan National Clarinet Competition. In 1987, she won the scholarship offered by Ministry of Education and went to Conservatoire National de Rueil-Malmaison in France for her Masters Degree. There, she also won the Gold Medal and Best Performer from school competitions. Upon her return to Taiwan in 1989, Ms. Ju joined the National Symphony Orchestra, and was often invited to perform in chamber music concerts and music composition premiere. In 1991, she was invited to Pacific Music Festival(PMF) in Japan. In 2004, she was re-invited and became the Principal Clarinet Player of the PMF orchestra Ms. Ju has performed Debussy’s First Rhapsody, Mozart’s A Major Clarinet Concerto, and Weber’s Clarinet Concerto No. 2 with the National Symphony Orchestra. In 2000, she was invited to Macau to perform Variations on a theme by Rossini.