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莊本立 ZHUANG Ben-Li 民族音樂學家 返回

莊本立(1924-2001),民族音樂學家。出生於江蘇武進,自小在充滿藝術氣息的書香世家中成長,由於環境的影響,莊本立從小就喜愛音樂、繪畫與書法。爾後進入上海大同大學就讀,同年,莊本立加入了仲樂音樂館,與衛仲樂學習琵琶、二胡等樂器,在此奠定了演奏的基礎。1947年,加入臺灣電力公司來臺工作,1952年,與友人共同發起組織中華國樂會,擔任該會會長長達四十多年。受到理工背景影響,莊本立對於樂器的改良具有相當的熱情,曾創製三弦提琴、小四筒琴等樂器,成為海內外的祭孔樂舞專家和樂器製作專家。曾擔任中國文化學院(今中國文化大學)國樂組主任及華岡藝術學校首任校長,並開先例錄取盲生等創舉。為臺灣第一個對研製樂器,研究樂律與祭孔音樂有偌大貢獻者。

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.