Details of CWA Congress Taiwan October 2013

The information below gives the details of the CWA Congress in October 9 – 13th 2013. Here you can read about the schedule, how to apply, the costs and hotel choices.

The application form is here:-

2013 CWA congress application form



The 12th Congress of the Cimbalom World Association between 9-13 October in 2013 in Taiwan

According to its objective defined in its statutes the Cimbalom World Association organises a congress every two years, each time in a different country, the venue of which is decided by the members. Our next congress will be held in Taiwan.

The aims of the Congress are to hold a meeting of the members, to make decisions about the operation of the Association, to let the delegations from different countries introduce the cimbalom culture of their homeland, to share and gain knowledge and information and to popularize the instrument. The different concerts, presentations and vending exhibitions held by the members during the congress will be open to the general public.

Locations of the congress:

The opening concert: The National Concert Hall (21-1 Chung-Shan S. Road, Taipei, Taiwan, R.O.C. Tel:+886-2-3393-9888(09:00~20:00 GMT+8.  Approach: Take the Tapei MRT, the NTCH is located at the junction of the Xindian, Zhonghe and Xiaonanmen lines. Take any of these lines to the MRT station: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall Station and exit through Gate 5.)

Presentations, exhibition, concerts: Taipei Zhongshan Hall
(No .98 Yenping S. Rd .Taipei .Taiwan, R.O.C. Tel:+886-2-2381-3137-102 FAX :+886-2-2311-8605, +886-2-2381-3317  Approach: Take the Taipei MRT to the station: Ximen station and exit through Gate 5.)


Program of the Congress:

9 October:

10.00 – 16.00: registration, set-up of exhibitions

17.30: departure to the opening concert

19.00: opening concert of the Congress

After the concert a reception will be held.


10 October:

9.30 – 12.00: set-up of exhibitions, participants’ final preparations at the congress venue

13.00 – 14.00:  lunch break

14.00 – 17.00: presentations, concerts, workshops

17.00 – 19.00: dinner

19.00 – 22.00: concert

23.00 – return to hotel


11 October:

9.30 – 10.00: session of the board

10.00 – 12.00: membership session

12.00 – 14.00: lunch break

14.00– 17.00: presentations, concerts, workshops

17.00 – 19.00: dinner

19.00 – 22.00: concerts

23.00 – return to hotel


12 October:

9.30 – 12.00 concerts

12.00 – 14.00 lunch break

15.30 – sound checks and rehearse final piece all together

16.30 – dress rehearsal

19.00 – closing concert

After the concert a reception is going to be held.


On 13 October from 8.00 am: sightseeing tour and visiting Taipei by bus.

Participation fee: 1500 NT (about 40 EUR)/Person. At least 30 people are needed for the program to be realized.


Participation fee for members and their relatives for the whole duration of the Congress:

90 EUR/ 3600 NT/Person,

Participation fee for non-members for the whole duration of the Congress: 180 EUR/ 7200 NT/Person.

Participation fee includes the costs of travelling between the accommodation and the location of the Congress, refreshment in the daytime (coffee, tea, water, lunch, dinner), the essential equipment needed for the presentations, a 4 m2 size space for exhibitors (if there is a need for extra space an additional fee must be paid), tickets for all the programs, the opportunity to take part in the common programs, and publications of the Congress.


Active participation at the concerts and presentations can be guaranteed only to members. Non-members of the Association can only attend the concerts and presentations as a visitor.

Exhibitors can both be members and non-members. If there is a need for extra space an additional fee must be paid. This is 30 EUR/ 1200 NT m2 for members and 60 EUR/ 2400 NT m2 for non-members.


Deadline of registration: 20 May 2013. We can only accept registrations for passive participation after this day. Signed application forms (see link at the top of this page) must be sent by e-mail to Please include a photo and a CV as well. (Subject: Your name_2013CWA congress application form)

Before 30 June 2013 the participation fee and the additional fee for extra exhibition area should be remitted to our bank account number. It also can be paid on the spot by prior arrangement. We regret to inform you that we cannot accept any cheques. We kindly ask you to give the method of payment on your application form.


Bank account number:

Taiwan Yangqin Development Association

BANK SINOPAC (9F., No.36, Sec.3, Nanjing E. Rd., Taipei, Taiwan)


Swift code: SINOTWTP


If a participant cannot attend the congress we cannot grant a refund. However, participants unable to attend the Congress after having paid their registration fees can transfer the fee to someone. In this case the participant must provide a written request about the transfer. Members of the Association can transfer their fees paid only to another member while non-members can transmit it to anyone.


Accommodation offers: 

Discounted Hotel Accommodation

Here are 3 hotels offer discounted rates for CWA congress participants. These 3 Hotels are all near by Taipei Zhongshan Hall within walking distance.


Star Rating


Walking Distance from Taipei Zhongshan Hall




5 Stars

Taipei Garden Hotel

15 minutes

NT3500(1 Queen Bed)

NT 3800(2 Single Beds)
*With breakfast


4 Stars

Just Sleep Hotel Ximending

8 minutes

NT2600(1 Queen Bed)

NT 3200(2 Single Beds)
NT 4000(3 Single Beds)
NT4400(2 Queen Beds)
*With breakfast


2 Stars

W Hostel Taipei Main Station Branch

10 minutes

NT450~900No breakfast

(For reservations, please write to
Note: W hotel reservation)

(A limited number of beds are available, please book in advance.)



Other Near By Accommodation Suggestion

If you wish to look for other accommodation, here are some suggestions.

Please contact these hotels directly for more information.




Distance from Taipei Zhongshan Hall



4 Stars

Via Hotel Taipei

8 minutes


4 Stars

Cityinn Hotel Plus Ximendin Branch

5 minutes


4 Stars

Look Hotel

7 minutes


3 Stars

Wonstar Hotel ZhongHua

8 minutes


3 Stars

Burgary Hotel

8 minutes


4 Stars

Airline Inn

7 minutes


3 Stars

Lio Hotel-Taipei Main Station

7 minutes

Please note that all hotel reservations must be made directly by either phone or online to specific hotel that you wish to stay. We suggest all participants to complete their reservation no later than July 1, 2013, as during October 10th to October 31this a peak tourist season in Taiwan.


Here’s the BANK OF TAIWAN’s official exchange rate, you can change NT into USD or other countries’ rate:


Participation fee and the price of accommodation are handled separately because of participants who would like to arrange accommodation themselves.


If a participant who had already made a reservation cannot attend the Congress we cannot grant a refund. However, participants unable to attend the Congress can transfer the fee paid for the accommodation to someone. In this case the participant must provide a written request about the transfer.



A letter of invitation can be sent if it is requested. For visa a copy of the passport is needed beside the letter of invitation.




The Organising Committee