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高慈美(1914-2004),鋼琴家、音樂教育家。出生於高雄岡山。祖父為臺灣長老教會最早期的傳道師,父親高再祝為臺南醫院醫生。家境優渥,使得高慈美於1919年於日本東京就讀幼稚園,1927年於日本下關就讀梅光女學院,開始學習鋼琴,1931年,進入帝國音樂學校,師事名鋼琴教育家笈田光吉。1934年、1935年分別參與日治時期臺灣最重要的音樂演出活動,即「臺灣鄉土訪問音樂會」與「賑災音樂訪問團」。1937年與臺北大稻埕鉅商李春生曾孫李超然結婚,成為佳話。1950年起任教於臺灣省立師範學院(今國立臺灣師範大學),成為戰後初期最重要的鋼琴教師之一,亦是臺灣第一位鋼琴女教授。音樂教學生涯之外,教會生活和公益活動為其生活重心。高慈美保留許多演出的照片與資料,成為研究臺灣日治時期音樂活動的重要依據。

GAO Ci-Mei is an important figure in piano pedagogy of the post-war period and was the very first female professor of piano performance in Taiwan. She dedicated herself to music education for about a half-century. GAO was born into a Presbyterian family in Tainan and pursued her education in Japan. She entered the program of the Imperial School of Music in Tokyo, studying under the instruction of Kokichi Oida. During this period, she returned to Taiwan many times to participate in concerts and performances. After completing her studies, GAO returned to Taiwan and married into a Christian family, the Lees, in Dadaocheng, Taipei. She also taught music at Taiwan Provincial Teachers College (now known as National Taiwan Normal University), Jingxiu Girls’ Junior High School, and Political Staff School (now known as Political Warfare Cadres Academy). In addition to teaching music, GAO dedicated herself to the church and charity activities.