National Day Reception


Due to the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia, the Czech Economic and Cultural Office Taipei decided to organize the national day reception together with the Slovak Economic and Cultural Office in Taipei. It´s highlight was untraditionally a concert. Because we could not wait, we held the reception already on the eve of St. Wencelas Day.

On September 27, we and our Slovak colleagues welcomed over 250 guests at the concert hall of O-bank at Neihu District, who came not only to celebrate our national days and commemorate the founding of Czechoslovakia, but also to enjoy a concert of the Czechoslovak Chamber Duo. The pianist Zuzana Beresova and the violinist Pavel Burdych performed some less known pieces of the renowned Czech and Slovak composers.

Beresova and Burdych delivered such a compelling performance that the audiences applauded for an additional piece - the folk song Lásko, bože lásko. We are grateful to the artists for such a thrilling experience, which surpassed the frequent musical accompaniment to social events to a full-bodied concert.