It doit y avoir absolument éternité en musique: 我作曲故我在 – I compose; therefore I am.

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任真慧 ,音樂筆耕人 (1981,臺灣)

任真慧是旅美臺灣作曲家,其音樂作品以獨特的空間感、豐富的想像力、充滿靈性的詩意、與精雕細琢緻的色彩為特色。美國加州大學聖地牙哥分校(University of California, San Diego)音樂博士,主修作曲,師事於 Prof. Chinary Ung。在台畢業於台北藝術大學音樂系碩士班及國立中山大學音樂系,主修作曲,曾師事潘皇龍教授與李子聲副教授。自四歲起學習鋼琴,曾師事許明芬、Aleck Karis 等多位教授。

任真慧的作品類型包括管弦樂、合唱,以及為中西樂器與人聲所寫的室內樂、獨奏、合奏、與電子音樂作品。曾在 ISCM 世界現代音樂節(德國、南韓)、Acanthes 音樂節(法國)、SEAMUS 電腦音樂節(美國)、亞洲作曲家聯盟大會暨音樂節(台北)、EarShot San Diego工作坊(美國)、New Music Miami Season 邁阿密新音樂季(美國)、WOCMAT 電腦音樂節、製樂小集、音樂台灣、合唱無設限、當代絲竹樂展、台北國際現代音樂節等展演發表。曾獲多次教育部文藝創作獎、采風樂坊傳統樂器創作獎、福爾摩沙作曲比賽協奏曲類、國際許常惠音樂作曲比賽、台灣音樂中心作曲大賽、國臺交管弦樂作曲比賽等獎項。近年接受 Palimpsest Ensemble、Accordant Commons、The Living Earth Show、台灣現代音協室內樂團、台北室內合唱團、小巨人絲竹樂團、青韵合唱團、高雄室內合唱團、及木樓合唱團等委託創作,並獲文化局及國藝會等創作補助。

自 2010 年起,任真慧並與作曲暨電腦音樂家 Jacob David Sudol 組成鋼琴與即時電腦音樂二重奏,活躍於台美新音樂舞台。演出足跡包括台北國家演奏廳、采風101 、紐約市 Spectrum 新音樂坊、舊金山新音樂中心、現代音樂協會邁阿密新音樂節、Root Signal音樂節、邁阿密 Bakehouse 藝術中心、加州大學聖地牙哥分校、加州米爾思學院、加州藝術學院、加州查普曼大學、紐奧良圖藍大學、佛羅里達國際大學等、台灣交通大學、高雄師範大學、及中國蘇州大學等。目前並為佛羅里達國際大學 NODUS Ensemble 與邁阿密大學 Ensemble Ibis 等新音樂合奏團特約鋼琴演奏家。

 

Chen-Hui Jen, Composer (1981, Taiwan)

Chen-Hui Jen is a composer and pianist currently based in Miami, USA. Chen-Hui Jen’s music presents an imaginative, spiritual, and poetic space with subtlety and sophistication.  She earned a Ph.D. degree in Composition at the University of California, San Diego, where her mentor was Prof. Chinary Ung. She also debut piano performances with electronics at UCSD.

Born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Chen-Hui Jen received her M.F.A. in composition at the Graduate School of Music at the Taipei National University of the Arts and B.F.A. in composition at the Music Department of the National Sun Yet-San University, under the instruction of Prof. Hwang-Long Pan and Dr. Tzyy-Sheng Lee. She began studying piano since four years old, under the instruction of many professors including Aleck Karis and Ming-Fen Hsu.

As a composer, Chen-Hui Jen writes music for music for orchestra, chamber, and solo, for both Western and Chinese instruments, also vocal and choral works, as well as works with computer and electronics.  Chen-Hui Jen’s works have been performed at multiple prestigious new music festivals and concerts, including the ISCM World Music Days, SEAMUS, Acanthes Music Festival, ACL Music Festival, EarShot San Diego Workshop, New Music Miami Season, Taipei International New Music Festival, WOCMAT, and Contemporary Sizhu Music Festival.  Chen-Hui Jen’s works have won numerous prizes in the Taiwan Literature and Fine Arts Composition Competition for chamber, choral, and solo works, the Formosa Composition Competition for violin concerto, the International Tsang-Houei Hsu Music Composition Competition for Chinese chamber music, the International Taiwan Music Center Composition Competition, and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Composition Competition. She has also received multiple commissions from the Palimpsest Ensemble, Accordant Commons, The Living Earth Show, Ensemble ISCM-Taiwan, Taipei Chamber Singers, Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Ching-Yun Chorus, Kaohsiung Chamber Choir, and Muller Choir, as well as multiple grants from the Taipei Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Taiwan National and Arts Foundation.

As a pianist, Dr. Jen have been collaborating with her husband composer/computer musician Jacob David Sudol since 2010.  Together they’ve played as piano/electronics duo at many distinguished venues such as the Spectrum in New York City, Center for New Music in San Francisco, ISCM New Music Miami Festival, Root Signal Festival, Miami Bakehouse Art Complex, the Taipei National Recital Hall, Taiwan Chai Found 101 Auditorium, as well as many schools including University of California at San Diego, Florida International University, Mills College, California Institute of Arts, Chapman University, Tulane University, Taiwan Kaohsiung Normal University, Taiwan National Chiao Tung University, and China Soochow University.  She is currently a contracted pianist in the NODUS Ensemble at Florida International University and the Ensemble Ibis at University of Miami.

 

 

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