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China Found Music Workshop Taipei was founded in 1991 by Huang Chen-Ming (erhu, Chinese 2-string-fiddle) and Lin Hui-Kuan (pipa, Chinese lute) to perform traditional Chinese and Taiwanese music as well as new works by contemporary composers for Chinese instruments. From the beginning, one of its principal aims has been to provide authentic performances of traditional music on a high professional level and at the same time to stimulate musical creativity with Chinese instruments both in Taiwan and abroad. The ensemble performs in Taiwan frequently and on the occasion of its 10th anniversary in 2001 has held two major concerts in the prestigious National Concert Hall Taipei.
Since the early 1990s the group has been touring in Europe and America regularly and has presented concerts and instrumental workshops in Austria, France, Germany, Holland, Malaysia, the Phillipines, Poland, Singapore, Spain and in the United States. Since 1999, a continuous collaboration with European composers and musicians has been initialized and coordinated by the Vienna based organization AsianCultureLink. For the first time, European composers were motivated to write for Chinese instruments and consequently a series of concerts at renowned festivals and concert venues could be realized, including MaerzMusik 2002 (Berlin Festivals), Music Biennale Zagreb 2001, Hörgänge 2000 (Vienna Concerthouse) and Deutschlandfunk Cologne, Radiokulturhaus Vienna, Porgy and Bess Vienna. In 2002, the ensemble cooperated with the Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam in a piece of Indian composer Sandeep Bhagwati for Chinese and Western instruments.
Musicians: Huang Chen-Ming: Erhu; Wu Chung-Hsien: Dizi, Xiao; Lin Hui-Kuan: Pipa; Lee Shu-Fen: Yangqin; Yeh Jiuan-Reng: Guzheng; Liang Yen-Ping: Liuqin, Ruan ; Huang Lung-Yi: Sheng; Wang Hsiao-Yin: Percussion

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