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莊進才(1935生),北管音樂家。出生於宜蘭冬山鄉。父親莊木土是新樂陞職業北管劇團(冬瓜山班)團員。莊進才的北管人生在父親的影響下,從小在冬瓜山班當起二手鼓,在宜蘭英劇團打銅鑼鈔、頭手鼓。其成長過程中從頭鼓手到文場的吹奏樂器,如鴨母笛、嗩吶、三弦、吊鬼仔等各種樂器吹拉彈打的訓練,也都積累了深厚的底韻;加上對歌仔戲武場樂曲的熟練,學過國樂;這些技巧都讓他在戲曲界博得「八隻交椅坐透透」的美名,並於1988年成立漢陽北管劇團,2009年被宜蘭縣政府登錄為宜蘭縣無形文化資產,亦獲文化部第一屆、第二屆重要傳統藝術保存團體之榮銜。莊進才曾多年擔任國立臺北藝術大學北管樂師,藝術成就及對後輩的提攜,有目共睹,2016年獲頒第十九屆國家文藝獎。

ZHUANG Jin-Cai was born in Dongshan, Yilan in 1935. His father, Zhuang Mu-Tu, was a professional beiguan opera musician. Zhuang Jin-Cai helped his father in the traditional opera troupes, mostly active in the Yilan County area. At the age of 13, he started joining troupes as a performer. He was adept at playing wind, plucked, bowed, and percussion instruments. His contemporaries called him the “one man band.” Zhuang, devoted his life to passing on the traditions of beiguan music. He founded the Han Yang Beiguan Opera Troupe, which performed both beiguan and gezaixi (Taiwanese opera). He was awarded the Global Chinese Artist Award and the Chinese Culture and Art Award.