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蔡繼琨 CAI Ji-Kun 管絃指揮家、音樂行政 返回

蔡繼琨(1912-2004),管弦指揮家、樂團管理者。出生於泉州。家族本為鹿港書香世家,但甲午戰後不甘臺灣割讓日本,舉家遷往福建泉州定居。1933年,蔡繼琨赴日留學,在作曲、指揮等優異表現,且以作品《潯江漁火》參加日本現代交響樂作品(日本黎明作曲家同盟主辦)公開徵曲,並獲獎項。1936年中日戰火起,因而返回福建,受命為省政府教育廳音樂指導。1945年底奉派來臺,以少將團長之姿組織臺灣省立交響樂團,時局紛擾之際,共舉辦了三十次的交響樂演奏會及多場的露天音樂會、唱片欣賞會等,為臺灣交響樂團發展奠定初始的發展基礎。1949年調派菲律賓,擔任駐菲律賓大使館商務參贊。數十年活躍於馬尼拉音樂界,搭起兩國的音樂橋梁,1967年獲頒僑界最高榮譽海光徽章,與教育部頒發文藝金章。

CAI Ji-Kun was born in Quanzhou, Fujian in 1912. He studied in Japan and won an award for his first orchestra composition “Xun Jiang Yu Huo” at the Japanese Modern Symphonic Works Competition. He established the College of Music at Huaqiao University in 1994, a major contribution to music education in Fujian Province. He eventually came back to Taiwan and established an army band and symphonies. Cai was awarded the Golden Medal of Culture and the Arts by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan. He passed away in 2004.