CHEN Mau-Liang was born in 1937 in Nanjing. He began to be interested in music at the age of eleven and studied piano and violin performance. At the age of twenty, he entered the music program of the National College of Arts (now known as National Taiwan University of Arts), studying composition with Prof. XIAO Er-Hua. During this time, he met HSU Tsang-Houei, joined the “Musicking Club,” and premiered compositional works. From 1969–72, at the age of thirty-two to thirty-five, he studied composition at the Vienna Conservatory (now known as the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna; Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst Wien). He taught piano and composition in the Stockerau Music School in Burgenland and Niederösterreich. After his naturalization in Austria, he composed regularly and energetically. A great number of works were completed after 1990.