Chi-Hsia Lai (Taiwan)
Percussionist / Media Artist, Chi-Hsia was born in Taichung, Taiwan. She holds a BMus with Honours in Percussion Performance and a MPhil in New Media Arts and Technology from the Australian National University. During her undergraduate studies, Chi-Hsia performed with professional orchestras and chamber music ensembles in Australia, and she also received several percussion performance awards. She has a strong interest in expanding her performance experience beyond the conventional instrument playing by integrating media technology into her works. Her interactive performance works have been presented in international conferences (NIME, SMC, ACMC) and performed in Finland, Germany, France, Sweden, the Netherlands, Portugal, Belgium, Australia, USA, Japan and Taiwan. Currently, Chi-Hsia resides in Helsinki, where she researches composing media performance spaces.
Chin Cheng Lin (Taiwan)
Taiwanese marimbist Chin Cheng Lin is recognized worldwide for possessing a talent of uncommon ability and as an exceptionally gifted artist, reflected in the numerous awards and effusive reviews he has received for both his live performances and recordings, as a result of Lin’s succession in marimba, he received a “European Soloist Champion Award” in 2007, “Culture Outstanding Award” by the Taipei Representative Office in Belgium and Europe for promoting the Taiwanese arts and invited to perform for the Belgian Royal Family. Frequently praised for his musical and technical mastery, Lin is also lauded for his imaginative and illuminating interpretations of the marimba repertoire. Born in 1984, Taipei, Lin is known as the first marimba student at the renowned Royal Conservatoire Antwerp with Prof. Ludwig Albert, where he graduated master degree with the greatest distinctions. Lin is a faculty member at the Leuven University College of Arts, where he Lin found the percussion music theater department and the Royal Conservatoire Antwerp, MUDA art high school and Music Academy in Bornem