HUI-KUAN LIN

Hui-Kuan, a pipa musician received her M.A. from the Art Institute of Fo-Guang University in Taiwan, founder and President of Chai-Found Music Workshop since 1991. From 2014, she becomes an adjunct associate professor of Department of Chinese music in Chinese Culture University in Taiwan.

Hui-Kuan, with her superb pipa skill, specializes in cross-over performance cooperating with different styles of composers and performance groups including renowned international orchestras in the United States, Germany, France, the Netherlands, Austria and Canada, some of which like Klangforum, Music Lab, EXXJ-Ensemble of the 20 Century, Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam, NDR Symphony Orchestra, Ensemble 2e2m, Jack String Quartet, Toronto Accordes String Quartet. Also, she has involved in several music festival including Contemporary Music Festival in Grenoble (France), Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival (UK), Berlin Music Festival in March (Germany), Vienna Viktring Modern Music Festival (Austria) and Avignon Art Festival (France).

In 2000, she was invited by the Legend Lin Dance Theatre of Taiwan to premiere the opera “Flower Gods Memorial Ceremony”, touring in Taipei National Theater and Lyon Opera Theatre in France. In 2010 she was invited by the famous American composer Coleman (Gene Coleman) to perform pipa at “Lotus Music and Dance Centre” in Manhattan. In 2011, with her splendid performance, Hui-Kuan received another invitation by Soundstreams in Toronto to perform “Ghost Opera” which is written by internationally renowned composers Tan Dun, and started a theatrical tour in Toronto, Taipei and Beijing in 2013. In July 2014, she was invited by Theatre La Condition des Soies to perform the musical “Musical Who?” in Avignon Art Festival in France. In December of the same year, University of Vienna extended invitation to Hui-Kuan to join a two-year long “New Pipa Plan”, organized by composer Dr. Reinhard Karger and Dr. Karlheinz Essl. Hui-Kuan created a series of new works for Pipa and String Quartet, and lectured and presented solo concert in the University of Vienna, as well as performed 19 pieces among “New Pipa Plan” in Vienna and Taipei respectively from April to May 2015.

In 2015, Hui-Kuan was invited by Seoul National University to perform four pieces of the contemporary of Pipa and Gayageum duo in Seoul Folk Theater and in Taipei. She acted as the leading actress “Yuji” and performed pipa in the closing opera “Ambush” in Tainan Arts Festival, on October followed by another “Ambush” performance in the “TED x Taipei 2015” opening ceremony. Her outstanding performance was widely praised by the Chinese classical music critic.

畢業於佛光大學藝術學研究所,曾於中廣國樂團擔任琵琶演奏,琵琶師事林谷芳、賴秀綢老師。1989年赴北京隨王范地、郝貽凡、李光華老師學習琵琶。1991 年籌組成立「采風樂坊」,曾擔任行政總監、副團長、團長及琵琶演奏。現為台北中央C室內樂團團長、中國文化大學中國音樂學系專任助理教授。

林慧寬以琵琶演奏聞名,不僅具有精湛的演奏技巧,並擅長跨界合作,與不同風格作曲家及表演藝術界人士合作,長年與奧地利、荷、德、法、美及加拿大多倫多等國際樂團合作。合作過的現代樂團包含:維也納現代樂團(KlangforumMusic LabEXXJ-Ensemble of the 20 Century)、荷蘭現代樂團(Nieuw Ensemble Amsterdam)、北德廣播交響樂團(NDR Symphony Orchestra)、法國現代樂團 (Ensemble 2e2m)、美國紐約(Jack String Quartet)、加拿大多倫多Accordes String Quartet、維也納大平洋弦樂四重奏(Pacific String Quartet) 參與過的藝術節包含法國Grenoble現代音樂節、英國Huddersfield 現代音樂節、柏林三月音樂節、維也納Viktring現代音樂節及法國亞維儂藝術節。2000年受無垢舞蹈劇場邀請,首演「花神祭」冬枯片段中的琵琶演出,並巡演台北國家劇院、法國里昂歌劇院。2001年獲選國家文化藝術基金會優秀行政人才赴美進修專案,赴美國紐約進修半年期間,亦參與「 WORLD MUSIC INSTITUTE」世界音樂協會多項演出活動。2010 年受美國知名作曲家柯爾曼(Gene Coleman) 邀請,於紐約曼哈頓「蓮花音樂舞蹈中心」(Lotus Music &Dance)演奏琵琶,2011年受加拿大多倫多Soundstreams邀請,演出國際知名作曲家譚盾作品「鬼戲」,並於2013年巡演多倫多、臺北及北京。

2014年7月應法國亞維儂藝術節絲品劇院之邀,演出音樂劇場「音樂會是誰?」共計22場,並於11月受國際古箏演奏家徐鳳霞和大提琴家Willem Schulz之邀,參與德國當代歐亞音樂聯盟計畫,於德國畢勒費爾德(Bielefeld)及明斯特(Muenster) 巡演。2014年另受維也納「音樂暨表演藝術大學」之邀,進行兩年的『新琵琶計畫』,並由維也納大學Reinhard KargerKarlheinz Essl兩位作曲教授主持創作計畫,為琵琶與弦樂四重奏創作一系列新作品,並於12月赴維也納大學進行首次講座及獨奏音樂會,稍後復於20154月至5月於維也納及台北分別演出上述創作新系列作品19首。此外,亦並於20153月應韓國首爾大學音樂系副院長伽倻琴演奏家Yi, Ji-Young之邀,於首爾民俗劇場,首演四首當代作品琵琶與伽倻琴二重奏, 2015年914日復於台北演出。20156月,受廣西藝術學院舉辦之中國東盟音樂周,閉幕式民族管絃樂作品音樂會中,首演作曲家潘皇龍作品「風入松」琵琶與笛簫雙協奏曲。該月並參與台南藝術節閉幕大戲,於億載金城演出「東方器樂劇場十面埋伏」主演虞姬一角並擔任琵琶領奏,深獲國樂界重視及好評。201510月受「TED×Taipei 2015」邀請,於開幕演出中演出「十面埋伏」。20173月於國家演奏廳舉辦個人獨奏會「琵琶行」全場演出琵琶傳統經典曲目,同年10月再度於國家演奏廳舉辦個人獨奏會「琵琶新視野」全場演出琵琶現代曲目。20184月受肢體音符舞團之邀,於台北傳統藝術季演出「月牙泉」,擔任琵琶獨奏。7月受采風樂坊之邀,於新竹文創館戶外廣場,再度演出「東方器樂劇場十面埋伏」主演虞姬一角並擔任琵琶領奏。