Yung-Ho Fu

Fu Yung-Ho is one of the most inspiring musicians in Taiwan. He was born in Yilan and his interests in music was first instilled by Chang Yue-E. Educated in the Taiwanese conservatory system and then received advanced degree with honors in Europe, Fu returns to Taiwan and distinguishes himself by making important contributions to the music community.

Fu Yung-Ho is the Principal Contrabassist of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan (NSO). While studying at the Taiwan National Institute of Arts, he received a full scholarship from the French government to study at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique de Paris in 1986 and graduated with the “Premier Prix" diploma in 1989. His most influential teachers were Jean-Marc Rollez, Chi Ta-Wei and cellist, Reiner Hochmuth. Fu also appeared in the public master class of Mstislav Rostropovich in 1984 where he received Maestro Rostropovich’s praise and encouragement. In 1998, he was invited to Manila, Philippines to give several recitals, which was broadcasted nationwide. Aside from his orchestral duties, Fu also dedicates himself to teaching and arranging various instrumental and vocal repertoires for contrabass. In 1992, he played Bottesini’s Concerto No.2 with the NSO, and released his first album, “Contrabass Live Concert”, and in 1994, his second album. In June 2009, he transcribed and played Paganini’s Caprice No.24 with a string quartet at the National Experimental Theater. In 2012, he edited and published a new edition of Bach’s Six Cello Suites for Double Bass Solo. An advocate of modern music, Fu was the soloist for Tan Dun’s Contrabass Concerto “Wolf Totem”(Asian Premiere), accompanied by the NSO in March 2015. In July 2015, he founded Lan Yang International Double Bass Summer Camp. It is an annual event which invites several double bass maestros, such as Thomas Martin, Thierry Barbé, Catalin Rotaru, and Giuseppe Ettorre to coach upcoming talents. In addition to all these, Fu is an associate professor at the Shih Chien University and Taipei National University of the Arts, and serves as judge to some international competitions. He maintains an active recording schedule as well as broadcasting activities.