CHEN Yu-Kang (1945-2014), Chinese music composer, conductor and educator. Born in Vietnam. In 1962, he settled in Taiwan. In middle school, he started to learn Chinese dizi (bamboo flute) and pipa from LIN Pei-Yu. Former Chairman of the Chinese Music Association, Taiwan, R.O.C., Chairman of the Chinese Musical Instrument Association, and Executive Director of Taipei City Chinese Music Composition Association.Important works include: Playing Gongs and Drums to Celebrate Chinese New Year for Chinese orchestra, Spring Warms the Earth for Chinese orchestra and Jiang Jin Jiu pipa concerto and others. He has served as an orchestra Deputy Director and Conductor of the of the Chunghua Chinese Orchestra in the National Taiwan Arts Education Center, Deputy Director and Resident Conductor of the National Taiwan Academy of Arts Experimental Chinese Orchestra, Conductor of Taiwan Province Taichung Public Library Chung Hsing Chinese Orchestra, and Conductor of the Chunghwa Telecom Chinese Orchestra. He taught in the Department of Chinese Music at the National Taiwan University of Arts and served as Department Chair, Chair of the Graduate School of Performing Arts, and the Dean of the College of Performing Arts. He has cultivated many outstanding performers, composers and researchers of Chinese music. He has made great contributions to Taiwan’s Chinese music development.