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Taiwanese-American composer, Chihchun Chi-sun Lee, winner of the 1st Biennial Brandenburg Symphony International Composition Competition in Germany and the 2015 Guggenheim Fellow, was educated in both Taiwan and United States. She received a doctoral degree from the University of Michigan, two masters’ degrees from Ohio University, and a bachelor’s degree from Soochow University in Taiwan. Her teachers included William Albright, William Bolcom, Yen Lu, Mark Phillips, Bright Sheng, Loong-Hsing Wen and Yann-Jong Hwang. In 2009, she became only the fourth women in history to receive the nomination of “best composer” from the Golden Melody Awards (Taiwan’s version of the Grammys) for her debut CD “Elegance”. Ms. Lee served as the composer-in-residence with Chai Found Music Workshop in 2009-2011, funded by the Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation. Currently she is the board member of Korea-China Art Association, the invited professor at the Ewha Womans University, Seoul, Korea. She has received numerous honors; these include the Harvard Fromm Music Fellowship, Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation commissions, Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) commission, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra (NTSO) commissions, National Orchestra of Korea (NOK) commissions, Taipei Chinese Orchestra (TCO) commission, Theodore Front Prize from International Alliance for Women in Music, ISCM/League of Composers Competition, International Festival of Women Composers Composition Prize, Florida Individual Artist Fellowship, Florida Artist Enhancement Grant, Arts Council of Hillsborough County Individual Artist Grant, the SCI/ASCAP Student Composer Commission, the Hong Kong Chou Scholarship, the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, the "Music Taipei" award, the Fresh Ink Orchestral Composition Competition, the Margaret Blackburn Competition, NACUSA, the Taiwan Environmental Protection Bureau Music Contest, the Taiwan Provincial Music Competition, the Taiwan National Songwriting Prize, a Taiwan International Community Radio grant, and the Taiwan International Young Composers Competition. Some of her most significant performances have included her Concerto for Zheng in Carnegie Hall, a concert dedicated to her music in Taiwan National Concert Hall and at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. In addition, her music has had numerous performances and broadcasts worldwide in Australia, Austria, Bulgaria, Canada, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Finland, France, Germany, Hawaii, Indonesia, Israel, Italy, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Poland, Singapore, Taiwan, Costa Rica, Ukraine, China, Hong Kong, and around the continental United States. She has previously taught at Johnson County Community College, Washburn University, Rhodes College, and the University of South Florida. Her works appear on CDs from the SONY, Albany/Capstone label, ERMedia’s Masterworks (Naxos), Ravello Records/PARMA, NACUSA, Celebrity Music Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, Himalaya Record Co., Ltd and Glorious Pantheons Production in Taiwan. Publications related to Lee’s music can be found in 20th Century Asian Composers’ Biographies, World Music: Traditions and Transformations, Taiwanese contemporary music composers’ interview for Chinese traditional instruments (1970-2011) and Forum of Current Zheng Music Education Practical Affairs in Taiwan. She is fluent in composing for all instrumental and vocal medium and also has done significant work with indigenous instrument groups, such as Chai Found Music Workshop, Music From China (NYC), the Taiwan National Chinese Orchestra, the Taipei Chinese traditional orchestra, Little Giant Chinese Orchestra and other Chinese instrumentalists, including zheng virtuoso, Haiqiong Deng. Lee’s reviews can be found in Gramophone, Il Giornale della Musica from Italy, American Record Guide, Fanfare Magazine, NACWPI Journal and Newspaper reviews from “Preußenspiegel”, Brandenburger Wochenblatt (BRAWO), Märkische Allgemeine, Märkische Allgemeine Brandenburger Stadtkurier from Germany, Macau Newspaper 訊報, Art Criticism by National Cultural and Arts Foundation 國家文化藝術基金會藝評台and Performing Arts Review from Taiwan.

李志純一位來自於臺灣高雄的作曲家,先後畢業於臺南科技大學音樂科、東吳大學音樂系。赴美留學期間,分別取得俄亥俄大學(Ohio University)音樂作曲及藝術系雙碩士學位及密西根大學(University of Michigan) 音樂系作曲博士學位。曾任采風樂坊駐團作曲家(由國家文化藝術基金會贊助),現任教於梨花女子大學(Ewha Womans University)音樂系邀請教授。作曲師事William Albright、William Bolcom、Mark Phillips、盛宗亮(Bright Sheng)、盧炎、溫隆信及黃燕忠先生。 李志純博士也曾獲得許多知名國際作曲大獎及補助,包括有:第一屆德國布蘭登堡國際作曲大賽首奬、古根漢獎 (Guggenheim Fellowship)、美國哈佛大學音樂基金會委託創作(Harvard Fromm Music Fellowship)、臺灣國家文化藝術基金會、美國作曲家協會(SCI/ASCAP)第二屆委託創作作曲獎、國際女音樂家聯盟(IAWM)Theodore Front Prize、現代作曲家協會及作曲家聯盟作曲首獎、女作曲家國際音樂作曲獎、喬伊思達卡藝術基金會作曲獎The Fresh Ink 管弦樂作曲比賽、SCI CD 出版系列、美國作曲家論壇管弦樂曲獎、並獲有佛羅里達藝術家獎助金、香港周氏音樂獎助金、音樂臺北、文建會暨國際鋼琴學術基金會國際作曲比賽……等國內外獎項。其個人專輯《柳絮》入圍金曲獎傳統藝術音樂類《最佳作曲人獎》。 重要演出包括美國紐約卡內基廳,臺灣國家音樂廳,中國國家大劇院,韓國國家劇院,首爾藝術殿堂,2010 冬季奧運及國際許多知名現代音樂節,合作團體包括保加利亞交響樂團、烏克蘭基輔愛樂交響樂團、捷克交響樂團、德國布蘭登堡交響樂團、韓國國家國樂團、臺灣國家交響樂團、國立臺灣交響樂團、臺灣國家國樂團、臺北市立國樂團、采風樂坊、小巨人絲竹樂團、紐約長風樂團、新加坡鼎藝團以及古箏演奏家鄧海瓊小姐…等。 其作品於世界各地如澳大利亞、奧地利、美國、保加利亞、加拿大、捷克、芬蘭、法國、德國、荷蘭、以色列、義大利、印尼、日本、韓國、菲律賓、波蘭、新加坡、臺灣、哥斯大黎加、烏克蘭、中國及香港等地演出;有聲CD則由美國SONY、Albany/Capstone label、ERMedia’s Masterworks (Naxos)、Ravello Records/PARMA、NACUSA,德國布蘭登堡交響樂團、臺灣國家交響樂團、國立臺灣交響樂團、臺灣喜瑪拉雅音樂事業股份有限公司、臺灣Glorious Pantheons Production、及新加坡的 Celebrity Music Pte. Ltd.作全球性發行。與其作品相關的研究與著作有「世界音樂的傳統及演變(美國)」(World Music Traditions and Transformations by Michael B. Bakan)、「中國現代音樂家傳略II」、「臺灣當代國樂作曲家訪談錄」、「臺灣箏樂作品賞析與演奏 (一)」、「臺灣現階段箏樂主修教學實務新論」,及論文研究(美,臺,韓等)。重要報章雜誌報導與評論有 英國留聲機雜誌(Gramophone)、聖彼得堡時報、義大利Il Giornale della Musica、美國紐約時報 (New York Times)、American Record Guide、Fanfare Magazine, NACWPI Journal、德國的報章雜誌 “Preußenspiegel”, Brandenburger Wochenblatt (BRAWO), Märkische Allgemeine, Märkische Allgemeine Brandenburger Stadtkurier, Macau Newspaper 訊報、國家文化藝術基金會藝評臺及臺灣表演藝術雜誌。

치천리-- 작곡가 제 1회 독일 비엔날 브란덴부르그 심포니 국제 작곡 콩쿨에서 대상을 수여한 대만계 미국인 작곡가Chihchun Chi-sun Lee는 대만과 미국에서 공부하였다. 그녀는 미시간 대학교에서 박사학위를, 오하이오 대학교에서 두개의 석사 학위를, 그리고 대만의 수초대학 (Soochow University)에서 학사를 취득했다. 그녀는 William Albright, William Bolcom, Yen Lu, Mark Philips, Bright Sheng, Loong-Hsing Wen와 Yann-Jong Hwang을 사사하였다. 2009년, 그녀의 첫 CD 데뷔 곡 “Elegance”로 대만버전의 그래미인 골든 멜로디 어워드 (Golden Melody Awards)에서 여자작곡가로써 4번째로 “최고의 작곡가”에 선정되었다. Lee는2009-2011년, 대만의 문화예술재단(Taiwan National Culture and Arts Foundation)의 후원을 받아 채풍악단 (Chai Found Music Workshop)의 상임작곡가로 활동하였다. 현재 그녀는 한국-중국 예술협회의 위원이며 이화여자대학교의 초빙교수로 재직 중이다. 그녀는 구겐하임 펠로우쉽, 하버드 대학 음악포럼 펠로우쉽, 대만 문화 예술재단, 대만 국립 심포니 오케스트라 (NSO), 국립 대만 심포니 오케스트라 (NTSO), 국립 국악 관현악단 (NOK), 대만 중국 오케스트라(TCO)등에서 위촉을 받았으며, IAWM Theodore Front Prize, ISCM/ League 작곡 콩쿨, Florida Individual Artist Grant, the SCI/ ASCAP Student Composer Commission, the Hong Kong Chou 장학금, the Joyce Dutka Arts Foundation, the “Music Taipei” award, the Fresh Ink 오케스트라 작품 콩쿨, The Margaret Blackburn 콩쿨, NACUSA, 대만 환경보호연합 음악콩쿨, 대만 Provincial Music Competition, 대만 국립 음악작곡상, a Taiwan International Community Radio grant, 그리고 대만 국제 젊은 작곡가상 등을 수상하였다. 카네기 연주홀에서 연주된 그녀의 Concerto for Zheng은 대만 국립연주홀과 2010년 밴쿠버 겨울 동계올림픽을 위해 작곡되었고 연주되었다. 더욱이, 그녀의 작품들은 호주, 오스트리아, 불가리아, 캐나다, 크로아티아, 체코, 핀란드, 프랑스, 독일, 하와이, 인도네시아, 이스라엘, 이탈리아, 일본, 한국, 네덜란드, 필리핀, 폴란드, 싱가포르, 대만, 코스타리카, 우크라이나, 중국, 홍콩, 그리고 미국 전역에서 활발하게 연주되고 방송되고있다. 또한 그녀는 Johnson County Community College, Washburn University, Rhodes College, 그리고 the University of South Florida에서 학생들을 후학하였다. 그녀의 작품들은 SONY, Albany/ Capstone label, ERMedia’s Masterworks Co., Ltd와 대만의 Glorious Pantheons 프로덕션등의 CD에서 찾아볼수있다. 그녀의 악보는 20세기 아시아 작곡가 전기, 월드 음악: 전통과 변화, 중국 전통 악기를 위한 대만 현대작곡가들의 인터뷰 (1970-2011)와 대만 현재 구정(Zheng) 실용 음악교육포럼에서 찾아볼수있다. 그녀는 모든 악기와 성악음악등을 활발히 작곡하고있으며, 채풍악단 (Chai Found Music Workshop), Music From China (뉴욕), 대만 국립 전통 음악 관현악단, Little Giant 중국 관현악단과 같은 저명한 연주단체와 Zheng virtuoso, Haiqiong Deng과같은 다른 수많은 중국 전통악기 연주자들과 함께 활발이 활동하고 있다. Dr. Lee의 음악리뷰는 그라모폰, Il Giornale della Musica from Italy, American Record Guide, Fanfare Magazine, NACWPI Journal and Newspaper from “Preußenspiegel”, BrandenBurger Wochenblatt (BRAWO), Märkische Allgemeine, Märkische Allgemeine Brandunburger Stadtkurier from Germany, Macau Newspaper, Art Criticism by National Cultural and Arts Foundation and Performing Arts Review from Taiwan 에서 찾아볼수있다.

Compositions

Dots, Lines, Convergence: Concerto for Zheng and chamber ensemble



world premiere performance by Haiqiong Deng on zheng (Chinese zither) in Carnegie Hall with FSU chamber orchestra, September 2003. Commissioned by the Harvard Fromm Foundation


Dance Fusion for Pierrot Ensemble



I. Moombahton II. Taiwanese Aboriginal Dance III. African Drum Dance IV. Australian aboriginal Dance/New Zealand’s Maori Kapa haka V. Bulgarian/Slavic Dance commissioned by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, 2012


GP for gayageum and piano



Jocelyn Clark, gayageum (Korean zither) Noel McRobbie, piano world premiere Daejeon Arts Center, Korea June 2012


Zusammenflusses for zheng and percussion



commissioned by the Taiwan National Theater Concert Hall 國家兩廳院委託創作, premiered by Min-Chin Kuo 郭岷勤 and Esan Chen 陳伊珊 on May 31, 2013 at the Taiwan National Recital Hall 首演於國家演奏廳