CHIEN, Nan-Chang (born 1948) is a composer born in Jiangsu, China who came to Taiwan with his family in 1949. Chien graduated from the Chinese Culture Academy (the present-day Chinese Culture University), majoring in piano, and later studied at the Munich School of Music and Drama, majoring in composition. After returning to Taiwan in 1978, Chien taught at his alma mater, and later on became a full-time faculty member at the Department of Music at the National Institute of the Arts (the present-day Taipei National University of the Arts) until his retirement in 2013. He is a four-time recipient of the Golden Melody Award for Traditional Arts and Music in the Best Composer category, as well as having received the National Cultural and Arts Award. Chien’s key works include The Maiden of Malan for Orchestra and Chorus (1995), Buddhist Requiem (2001), the chorus suite, I am Flying (1999) and Symphony No.2 Nanuwan for solo voices and orchestra (2006).