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張繼高(1926-1995),音樂文字作家。出生於河北天津。父親為留德工程師,使得家學具有傳統中國涵養,又能接納西方文化洗禮,形塑張繼高的藝術品味。1943年,就讀北京燕京大學新聞系,畢業後先後進入《吉林日報》、《中正日報》及中央社當記者。1949年抵臺,進入《臺灣新生報》從事新聞工作。因應美國空中交響樂團將抵臺演出,1958年向江良規提創臺灣第一家音樂機構 — 遠東音樂社;1969年擔任中視新聞部首任經理,1973年創辦《音樂與音響》雜誌,1981年任行政院顧問,負責籌劃公共電視製作中心,為公共電視催生。其開拓音樂之社會風氣,培養國人欣賞興趣,同時引進國際知名音樂家、舞蹈團來臺表演,促進國際文化交流。1994年擔任臺北之音廣播電台董事長,為其開台獻力,一生致力於推廣藝術活動不遺餘力。

ZHANG Ji-Gao (Adam ZHANG) was born in Tianjin, Hebei in 1926. He worked in the news industry most of his life, but he was well-versed in music. He served as the first director in the news department at China Television Co, the chief editor at "Hong Kong Times," director of the Mandarin Chinese department for "U.S. & World Report." He established the Far East Music Society and the magazine "Music and Acoustics," ushering in a new era for music education in Taiwan and nurturing people’s interest and ability to appreciate music. He also invited many internationally acclaimed singers and dance troupes to perform in Taiwan, greatly expanding the worldview of musicians and dancers in Taiwan and improving international cultural exchanges. Zhang died in Taipei in 1995.