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BIOGRAPHY

​劉明睿 Ming-Jui Liu

A Taiwan native. Ming-Jui has received several awards at various competitions in Taiwan and in the U.S. He has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in venues such as the National Concert Hall and Recital Hall (Taipei, Taiwan), Zhongshan Hall (Taipei, Taiwan), and the SUNY Purchase Recital Hall. In 2016, Ming-Jui was invited to give a solo recital in I Seminário Internacional de Violão do IFCE (Fortaleza, Brazil). In 2017, as a co-founder of Arvo Duo, Ming-Jui gave a duo recital in the 25th Long Island Guitar Festival. In 2018, Ming-Jui was a festival artist and judge in the 4th Qinling Mountains International Guitar Festival (Shaanxi, China).

In addition to his performing career, Ming-Jui is a prolific arranger and has published several arrangements for solo guitar and chamber music in important publications, including Gendai Guitar in Japan and Taiwan Guitar Society. Several of his arrangements are also available on IMSLP. ​

As an internationally recognized composer, Ming-Jui’s The Magic Hour, Passacaglia: A Song for the Ropewalker, Monologue No. 1 & 2, and Summer Nights of Formosa have been published by Canadian publishing house Doberman-Yppan. His Mirror of the Sunshine, op. 3 for violin and guitar, won the 3rd Place in The American Prize in Composition— (instrumental chamber music) student division, 2019-20.

Ming-Jui holds his Doctor of Musical Arts in Classical Guitar Performance at Stony Brook University. His principal teachers have included Chan-Juan Chiu, Zhong-Shing Shie, Show-Lee Huang, Kevin R. Gallagher, Frederic Hand, João Luiz Rezende Lopes, Adam Holzman, and Jerry Willard. Ming-Jui also studied harmony, composition, and arrangement with Wen-Chuan Hu, Howie Kenty, and João Luiz Rezende Lopes. ​

As a sought-after teacher, Ming-Jui enjoys teaching all levels of students. He was a substitute teacher at Purchase College (NY, USA) and Stony Brook University (NY, USA), and an undergraduate chamber music coach at Stony Brook University. Since Fall 2020, Ming-Jui has been appointed as Adjunct Associate Professor of the Conservatory of Music at Huanggang Normal University (Hubei, China).

Teaching:
Substitute teacher at Purchase College and Stony Brook University, 2019
Undergraduate chamber music coach at Stony Brook University
Adjunct Associate Professor of the Conservatory of Music at Huanggang Normal University (Hubei, China).

Education:

BA at National Taiwan University

MM and AD in Classical Guitar Performance at the State University of New York - Purchase Conservatory of Music

DMA in Classical Guitar Performance at Stony Brook University

Guitar:

Sérgio Abreu, 2018


經歷:

建國中學

台灣大學政治學系公共行政組

美國紐約州立大學音樂碩士及藝術家文憑

美國石溪大學音樂藝術博士

Doberman-Yppan出版社簽約作曲家

中國湖北黃岡師範學院特聘副教授



台中霧峰人。

行走在與多數非科班出身的前輩所走過之路上,明睿在參加經典吉他室內樂團、建中、台大古典吉他社以及台北古典吉他合奏團後,本著對吉他的熱愛決定出國深造、繼續探索彈奏吉他的藝術。

8年旅美時光,明睿以獨奏家、室內樂音樂家的身分訪及台灣、美國、加拿大、巴西以及中國各地,並於攻讀博士學位期間與國際上最重要的古典吉他音樂出版社之一的Doberman-Yppan簽約發表個人作品,是台灣第一位在海外重要音樂出版社大量發行出版品的吉他作曲家,同時也常年於日本現代吉他雜誌上發表改編作品。在教育方面,明睿熱衷於教學,不論各個程度、年齡層,或從私人課到大師班,都可在世界各地看到其活躍的身影;明睿除了曾在美國紐約州立大學代課之外,2021年九月更受紐約市立大學亨特學院之邀前往講授大師班。

明睿吉他師事邱嬋娟、謝忠興老師、Kevin R. Gallagher、Frederic Hand、João Luiz Rezende Lopes、Adam Holzman以及Jerry Willard;就讀建國中學期間曾受黃修禮老師兩年社團指導,台大期間則為徐昭宇、馬德睿老師;也曾接受方銘健教授、莊維仁老師大師班指導。和聲作曲方面師事胡文娟老師、Howie Kenty以及João Luiz Rezende Lopes。

平時熱愛看棒球以及收聽馬克信箱;自2020年秋天起,明睿任教於中國湖北黃岡師範學院,教授吉他演奏以及室內樂。