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鍾耀光 CHUNG Yiu-Kwong 作曲家、擊樂家 返回

鍾耀光(1956生),作曲家、擊樂家。出生於香港。從小接觸廣東音樂以及古典音樂。1977先後入美國費城演藝學院、紐約市立大學主修打擊,1982年獲碩士學位。1986年以自修創作之大型打擊樂作品《兵車行》獲得美國打擊樂協會(P.A.S.)作曲比賽冠軍,決定轉往作曲發展。1987年赴美國紐約市立大學,並於1991、1995年分別取得打擊與作曲博士學位。1991年定居臺灣,1996年專任於國立臺灣藝術學院(今國立臺灣藝術大學),積極從事創作,以西方現代作曲技法為基礎,融合中國哲學思想,結合科技製造前衛之音響效果。2007-2015年接任臺北市立國樂團團長,以新思路的理念與國外獨奏家合作。2000年國樂作品《永恆之城》獲香港中樂團21世紀國際作曲比賽原創組冠軍,2008年獲第十九屆金曲獎最佳編曲人獎,2013年獲第二十四屆金曲獎最佳作曲人獎。

Born in 1956 in Hong Kong, Chung was introduced at a young age to Cantonese music and classical music through commercial radio programs in Hong Kong. In 1997 he was admitted to Philadelphia College of Performing Arts and later on to City University of New York, where he majored in percussion and got his Master of Music in 1982. In 1986, his percussion work Ode on An Army Procession, created during his self-study period, surprisingly won 1st prize at the P.A.S. composition contest, and he decided to shift track to composition. In 1987, he went to City University of New York to learn composition from Robert Starer and David Olan and received PhD in Percussion in 1991 and PhD in Composition in 1995. His musical works feature Chinese philosophical ideas and humanistic sentiments built on the foundation of western composition techniques, and he often blends western musical techniques with modern technologies to create avant-garde sounds and effects. In 2007, Chung became Director of Taipei Chinese Music Symphony and, based on his concept of New Thought Road, began to work with renowned soloists in Taiwan and from abroad and to compose musical works that incorporate western musical instruments as well as a style of national music into Chinese Music Symphony, thereby uplifting the international visibility of Chinese music performances.