3peoplemusic, a creative trio of three traditional Chinese instrument musicians – Guzheng artist KUO Min-Chin, Zhongruan player PAN I-Tung, and Dizi/Ziao performer JEN Chung – is a unique chamber music ensemble that combines expertise in the classical Chinese music with contemporary perspectives. Since its founding in 2013, 3peoplemusic has been striving for a brighter future for the development of traditional Chinese music instruments in Taiwan's current music scene, focusing on areas including the performance type, the composing style and the group's own image and branding. With their outstanding performing skills, richly diverse and refined notes, and a repertoire encompassing a variety of styles and genres, the trio freely roams from improvisation to cross-genre performances, and from contemporary works to world music. Their performances transcend the gaps of generations and the barriers of borders in its demonstration of the bountiful versatility of traditional music and instruments.
The year of 2016 was a landmark in several fronts for the innovative group. Not only had the trio started to commission tailor-made compositions for their repertoire in addition to their own works, making them one of the few groups in the local younger generation to focus long-term on fixed format classical Chinese chamber music, but it was also selected as a participant in the Mentor and Partnership Program by the Taiwan Music Institute, the National Center for Traditional Arts (NCFTA). In that same year, 3peoplemusic released its first same-name album, which was nominated next year in the 28th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music. Representing the voice of Taiwan's new generation, the trio have toured in Japan, South Korea, India, Germany and other countries.
【 箏 Zheng 】
郭岷勤 | KUO Min-Chin (1986— )
2013、2011年兩度入選兩廳院傳統器樂「樂壇新秀」；2015年文化部「藝術新秀首次創作發表補助」。管絃樂曲作品《 原來還有這世界 》，獲臺灣交響樂團【2018青年創作競賽】佳作；民族管弦樂團作品《 悲歌 》，獲臺北市立國樂團【思無涯─2016 TCO國際作曲大賽】首獎。個人創作演奏專輯《 自然－給七聲絃制箏 》入圍第27屆傳藝金曲獎。
2018年臺北市立國樂團委託，爲3月8日傳統藝術季開幕音樂會創作民族管弦樂團作品《 蕨 》；受高雄國樂團邀請，9月16日於大東文化藝術中心首演臺灣青年作曲家蔡欣微新作古箏協奏曲《 穩妥之地 》。
Born in Yilan, Taiwan, KUO graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts with a Master degree in the Chinese Music Department, and Chinese Music Department of Tainan National University of the Arts. Currently, KUO is the head of 3PEOPLEMUSIC, the member of C-CAMERATA TAIPEI, and lecturer in Chinese Music Department of Tainan National University of the Arts. Now KUO is studying composition with Dr. CHOU Chiu-Yu.
KUO has won numerous awards, including the first prize of " 2016 TCO (The Taipei Chinese Orchestra) International Composition Competition", the winner of the "New Artists" award sponsored by the Ministry of Culture in 2014, NTCH's "Young Stars" series in 2013 and 2011.
Nature in heptatonic scale Zheng was published in 2014 and the same name album was released in 2015. The album was nominated for the 27th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional and Music - Best World Fusion Album.
【 中阮 Zhongruan 】
潘宜彤 | PAN I-Tung (1987— )
2012年入選兩廳院傳統器樂「樂壇新秀」。2007年南藝之星音樂會中演出中阮協奏曲《 雲南回憶 》，其錄像在YouTube頻道上獲高人氣點擊率。曾與大型民族管弦樂團和不同型態之樂隊合作，演奏足跡遍佈歐美亞三洲，廣納不同地域與音樂類行，擅長將世界音樂、爵士音樂、搖滾音樂的風格加入，豐富其演奏的色彩。於一次赴美的演出裡，獲樂評家讚譽其為亞洲的吉他之神 Eddie Van Halen。
上海求學期間，參與上海半度音樂出版品錄製。為三個人創作《 山之靈 》、《 五聲感覺 》、《 露霑葉芽 》、《 白袍蕩 》及《 閑夢江南 》等作品。
Born in Keelung, Taiwan, PAN I-Tung graduated from Shanghai Conservatory of Music with an MA, and Chinese Music Department of Tainan National University of the Arts. Currently she is the music executive producer of 3PEOPLEMUSIC.
PAN is the winner of NTCH's "Young Stars" series in 2012, "Star of TNNUA" in 2007, performed Memory of Yunnan Zhongruan Concerto and the video has hit hundreds of thousands views on YouTube. The champion of National Student Competition of Music for College -Ruan Xian section in 2007.
In addition to playing Zhongruan in 3PEOPLEMUSIC, PAN also tries to compose The Sensation of the Pentatonic Scale, The Dream of Jiangnan, etc., and she also collaborates with ensembles of diverse artistic styles. PAN has toured around Europe, America, and Asia. She was highly acclaimed as the "Asian Eddie Van Halen".
【 笛簫 Dizi & Xiao 】
任重 | JEN Chung (1985— )
自幼為各音樂比賽常勝軍，年僅十歲即受臺北市立國樂團邀請於城市舞台、美國史丹佛大學音樂廳與光仁國小國樂團協奏演出。受邀至阿根廷巡演，La Nueva Provincia報社評論其演出令人為之目眩、Santa Fe省文化部長稱讚「以音樂跨越東西方的界線，演出動人心弦」。更獲得Bahia Blanca 市議會決議文「其在竹笛上的造詣完全無關乎年齡，已是毫無疑義的佼佼者。」
參與跨領域演出：臺灣音樂館製作《 無境入聲 》、臺灣戲曲中心王心心南管新編《 心心．唸唸－普門品 》、李哲藝《 一路走過來‧我們在這裡 》、尚和歌仔戲跨界年度大戲《 情定化城寺 》。
JEN Chung is from Taipei, Taiwan and graduated from National Taiwan University of Arts with a Master degree in the Chinese Music Department, and Chinese Music Department of Tainan National University of the Arts. Currently he is the music director of 3PEOPLEMUSIC, member of Vita Eterna, and adjunct teacher of National Taiwan College of Performing Arts.
As a student, he had won the prize of Chiuko Traditional Orchestra's "New Talent" series in 2012. Champion of New Art's "Star Show" competition in 2007. Santa Fe's Minister of Culture described his performance as ”JEN Chung crosses the boundaries between east and west via music, and his performance is very touching."
In recent years, he has invited by Taiwanese music groups and performers to commission. Arrangements and music works for 3PEOPLEMUSIC: Slowly Rowing on Jasmine Waves, Two Pieces -Amoeba and Spray, Whispering Hope, Cloudy Day etc.
藝文中心 3F 視聽館
Audiovisual Theater, 3F of NCCU Art & Culture Center
郭岷勤 KUO Min-Chin
潘宜彤 PAN I-Tung
笛簫 Dizi & Xiao｜
任重 JEN Chung