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莊本立 ZHUANG Ben-Li 民族音樂學家 返回

莊本立,民族音樂學家;1924年出生於江蘇武進,2001年逝世於臺北。17歲進入上海大同大學就讀,主修電機工程;同年,莊本立加入了「仲樂音樂館」,與衛仲樂學習琵琶、二胡、小提琴和古琴,在此奠定了樂器演奏的基礎。他對於樂器的改良也具有相當的熱情,曾嘗試創製一把「三弦提琴」、「小四筒琴」、「莊氏變孔半音笛」,之後陸續有塤、編磬等樂器改良,成為海內外的祭孔樂舞專家和樂器製作人才。

ZHUANG Ben-Li was born in Wujin, Jiangsu in 1924. He entered Tatung University as an electrical engineering major at the age of 17. That same year he started studying at the Zhongle Music School, studying pipa, erhu, violin and guqin with Wei Zhongle, laying the foundation for his proficiency in playing instruments. Zhuang was also passionate about improving instruments. He tried to make a three-stringed violin, a four-string barrel fiddle, and his own chromatic flute. He made improvements to the xun (globular flute) and the stone chimes, making him an international expert for traditional instruments used in Confucian ceremonies. Zhuang died of cerebral anemia in 2001.