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Lu Yun - Taiwan

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About Lu Yun

Lu Yun began studying music at the age of four. From 2000, she began to study composition with Professor Hung Chung-Kun. Her work Lord Xinqin for erhu and Chinese orchestra was awarded first prize at the Chinese Music Composition Competition organized by Taiwan’s Council for Cultural Affairs (CCA), and she was shortlisted for the Best Composer Award at the 16th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music. Lu went on to win the top award for two consecutive years at CCA’s Chinese Music Composition Competition in 2004 and 2005 with Lang Sai (for suona and Chinese orchestra) and The Collection of Masks (for pipa and Chinese orchestra).
Lu Yun enrolled at the National Taipei University of Arts in 2004, where she obtained a master’s degree in music theory and composition. She pursued her Ph.D. studying at the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2009 and received her DMA in May 2014 under the tutelage of composers Zhou Long and Chen Yi.

Lu Yun has presented a composition concert called “Images of Taiwan” with the Taiwan Philharmonic Chinese Orchestra under the conducting of Ku Pao-Wen. One of her latest compositions is Folk Parade for orchestra, with which she obtained the 27th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music. She is currently an assistant professor at Department of Chinese Music of Tainan National University of the Arts.

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