JEN, Chung

JEN, Chung

JEN Chung is from Taipei, Taiwan and graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts with a Master degree in the Chinese Music Department, and Chinese Music Department of Tainan National University of the Arts. Currently he is the music director of 3PEOPLEMUSIC, member of Vita Eterna, and adjunct teacher of National Taiwan College of Performing Arts.

As a student, he had won the prize of Chiuko Traditional Orchestra's "New Talent" series in 2012. Champion of New Art's "Star Show" competition in 2007, and was selected in "New Star of Music -Traditional Chinese Instruments" of Taipei Chinese Orchestra. Champion of Taipei Folk Orchestra Huang Zhong Award for youth in 2006, Chinese Music Association's dizi competition for adults in 2005, Tainan County Competition of Music for College A section in 2005. Santa Fe's Minister of Culture described his performance as " JEN Chung crosses the boundaries between east and west via music, and his performance is very touching."

In recent years, he has invited by Taiwanese music groups and performers to commission, including Taipei Chinese Orchestra, National Chinese Orchestra Taiwan, Chinese Music Association, Chinese Music Department of National Taiwan University of Arts, and String Orchestra of Tainan National University of the Arts, etc. Arrangements and music works for 3PEOPLEMUSIC: One Sound, Three Different Romances in a Row, Slowly Rowing on Jasmine Waves, Two Pieces -Amoeba and Spray, Whispering Hope, Cloudy Day for Xindi, heptatonic scale Zheng, pentatonic scale Zheng and Bandoneon.

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Chamber Music Works
Title Instrumentation Year Duration NCAF-funded
弄火 揚琴與鋼琴 2020 9'
Frozen fog/霜霧 鋼琴、揚琴 2019 9'
Jade/琰 絲竹室內樂 2018 8'
Summer Wind/夏風 絲竹室內樂 2017 7'
Ruo of the Northern Sea/北海若 絲竹室內樂 2016 6'

* link to " NCAF online Archive of Grant Fruitages "website (in Chinese)

Title Instrumentation Year Duration
弄火 揚琴與鋼琴 2020 9'
Frozen fog/霜霧 鋼琴、揚琴 2019 9'
Jade/琰 絲竹室內樂 2018 8'
Summer Wind/夏風 絲竹室內樂 2017 7'
Ruo of the Northern Sea/北海若 絲竹室內樂 2016 6'