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錢威綸博士是一位基督徒,出生於台灣台北,為美國北德州大學 (University of North Texas)的音樂博士,主修古典演奏,副修爵士樂,為目前台灣極少數取得薩克斯風演奏博士學位的演奏家之一。演奏足跡遍佈美國、歐洲與亞洲多個國家。長達十五年的教學經歷,曾擔任多所大學音樂系與高中音樂班的講師與助教,並舉辦與協助台灣各種大小型的教育講座與音樂營,在台灣與美國兩地都有相當豐富的教學經驗。錢博士曾經任教於台灣國立中山大學台南大學台北天主教輔仁大學音樂系臺北基督學院音樂系、光仁中學、華岡藝術學校音樂班,並曾擔任美國北德州大學音樂系助教。

 

目前,錢博士任教於美國德州西南復臨大學,教授薩克斯風主修與選修,並指導該校的薩克斯風重奏團。

 

Dr. William Chien is a Christian. A native of Taipei, Taiwan, saxophonist Dr. William Chien is a soloist, chamber musician and educator. He has performed throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. Dr. Chien holds the degree of Doctor of Music from the University of North Texas, major in saxophone performance and related field in jazz study.  He also holds a Master of Music degree in Saxophone Performance from Boston Conservatory and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Christ College in Taipei. Dr. Chien has previously served on the faculty as Assistant Professor of Saxophone at Taiwan National Tainan University, National Sun Yat-sen University, Taipei Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei Christ’s College, Kuang Jen High School and Taipei Hwa Kang Art School. He has been awarded the position of Teaching Fellow at the University of North Texas from 2010-2013. Since 2018, Dr. Chien directs saxophone ensemble and teaches lessons at Southwestern Adventist University in Keene, Texas, U.S.A. He also maintains a large saxophone studio in DFW areas, his students regularly achieve positions in All-State, All-Region and All-District bands. 

 

錢博士的演出經驗十分豐富,除密集舉辦個人獨奏會之外,並多次參與北美薩克斯風聯盟年會 (North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conference) 與美國海軍薩克斯風論壇 (International Navy Symposium)的演出。 2012年夏天赴英國參加第十六屆世界薩克斯風年會(World Saxophone Congress),演出委託台灣作曲家許雅民教授所作的薩克斯風與電子音樂作品『生命的交會處-穿越黑暗』,深受與會觀眾的好評。2013年與小提琴家羅景鴻, 鋼琴家黃彥博共同組成”新” 三重奏並於台灣北中南各地舉行多場巡迴演奏會。同年8月於台灣國家演奏廳舉辦個人薩克斯風獨奏會『十年』。錢博士曾經與達拉斯亞裔美國青年管弦樂團、達州布蘭諾管絃樂團、北美菁英交響樂團、台灣長榮交響樂團、中國四川音樂院管弦樂團、北德州大學交響管樂團、波士頓音樂學院管樂團、台北青年管樂團、新英格蘭薩克斯風重奏團共同演出。2015年夏天赴法國史特拉斯堡參加第十七屆世界薩克斯風年會,與奧地利吉他演奏家向德帆先生演出委託台灣作曲家李哲藝教授所作的二重奏作品『福爾摩沙幻想曲』。2016年錢博士受邀參與高雄管樂節,並與高雄市民管樂團樂團協奏演出美國作曲家Claude Smith的幻想曲。

 

As a performer, Dr. Chien has premiered works and gave concerts around the world, including featured concerto soloist with the Kaohsiung Citizens Band(2016), performances at World Saxophone Congress in Strasbourg, France (2015) and St. Andrew, Scotland(2012), North American Saxophone Alliance Biennial Conferences in Illinois (2014) and Georgia (2010), Taiwan National Recital Concert Hall in Taipei (2013), Navy International Saxophone Symposium in Virginia (2011) and OCC Music Center. (Japan 2009)  Dr. Chien is the member of the WWCP (World-Wide Concurrent Premieres & Commissioning Fund), commissioned and premiered the music by composers such as Gunther Schuller, John Harbison and Larry Bell.  In 2005, Dr. Chien won the first prize in Taiwan national saxophone competition.  After competition, Dr. Chien was invited and performed the saxophone concertino by Jacques Ibert in Chiayi city International Band Festival. During his time in Boston, he regularly performed with New England Conservatory Saxophone Ensemble, Saxophone Quartet, Boston Conservatory Wind Ensemble, Orchestra and Musical theater band.  During his time in Texas, Dr. Chien performed and recorded with University of North Texas Symphonic Band.

 

錢博士對於爵士音樂的演出亦有豐富的經驗,除了在台北各大PUB如台北藍調與法藍瓷餐廳等爵士現場不定期的演出,亦多次受邀參與台中爵士音樂節與台北國際爵士音樂節的演出,在美期間,與北德州大學的爵士大樂團多次於德州丹頓爵士音樂節(Texas Denton Jazz Festival) 的大型戶外演出。 2017年自組福音信差樂團,並受邀至馬來西亞沙巴,擔任亞庇爵士音樂節的特邀國際演奏團隊之一。

演奏之外,錢博士亦積極投入薩克斯風與爵士音樂的教育推廣的行列,2016年與嘉義國際管樂節合作,成功舉辦第一屆亞洲薩克斯風大會,並擔任大會的籌備委員以及爵士大賽的評審。此外亦多次協助國際薩克斯風的活動,如台灣國際薩克斯風研習營以及臺北國際爵士音樂營。2005-2009年創辦台北薩克斯風系列講習會,邀請台灣的多位薩克斯風演奏家共同舉辦十數場各類型的薩克斯風講習會,2019年受邀至中國四川音樂院與咸陽師範學院,舉辦大師班與音樂會,同年受邀至內蒙古愛樂青少年管弦樂音樂藝術節,並與中央音樂院薩克斯風楊桐教授一同演出薩克斯專場音樂會。

著作有“薩克斯風入門”與“薩克斯風超高音”,由世界文物出版社出版。
錢博士是日本柳澤 (Yanagisawa) 薩克斯風,與合成竹片Legere的國際代言人。

 

Dr. Chien is also an active jazz perfomer. He perfomed in many different venues such as Taipei Blue Note and FRANZ & FRIENDS in Taipei.  He was also invited to perfom in the Taichung Jazz Festival in 2007 and 2008. Between 2009 to 2011,he regularly perfoms with University of North Texas Jazz Lab Band in Denton Jazz Festival.  In 2017, Dr. Chien with his jazz band "Gospel Messengers" were invited to perform at KK Jazz Festival, in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

 

As a music educator, Dr. Chien has served as a committee member in the First Asian Saxophone Congress, and was invited to be the judge for the jazz competition of the congress. He was also assisted other important events such as Taiwan International Saxophone Summer Camp and Taipei International Jazz Camp. From 2005 to 2009, Dr. Chien was the founder of Taipei Saxophone Lecture Series and cooperated with other musicians, gave numerous lectures and clinics in different universities and colleges in Taipei. In 2019, he was invited as a guest artist to Sichuan Conservatory Of Music and Xianyang Normal University, held a masterclass and clinic.  In the same year, Dr. Chien was invited to China Inner Mongolia Youth Orchestra Music Festival, and gave a recital with Saxophonist Tong Yang (Saxophone professor in China Central Conservatory of Music).


Dr. Chien is the author of “Saxophone Learning for Novices” and “Saxophone Altissimo”, published by Mercury Publishing House. Dr. Chien is an endorsing artist for Yanagisawa Saxophone and Legere Reeds.

 

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