劉明睿 Ming-Jui Liu Taiwanese Guitarist, Composer, and Arranger
“Ming’s appeal as a musician stems from a world-class technique coupled with the sensitivity and musicality of an artist who delves deeply into the style and interpretive aspects of music.” - American guitarist Jerry Willard
“As a composer, Ming-Jui’s composition style is very distinct. The conciseness of form and contrapuntal textures are just a few features of his music.” - Brasil Guitar Duo member João Luiz Rezende Lopes
ARTIST INFO 劉明睿 Ming-Jui Liu
A Taiwan native. Ming-Jui has received several awards at various guitar competitions in Taiwan. 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: Leaf, Me, Mirror of the Sunshine, and Summer Nights of Formosa have been published by Canadian publishing house Doberman-Yppan.
Ming-Jui ’s principal teachers have included Chan-Juan Chiu 邱嬋娟, Zhong-Shing Shie 謝忠興, Kevin R. Gallagher, Frederic Hand, Adam Holzman, and Jerry Willard. He also studied harmony, composition, and arrangement with Wen-Chuan Hu 胡文娟, Howie Kenty, and João Luiz Rezende Lopes. Currently, Ming-Jui is pursuing his Doctor of Musical Arts at Stony Brook University under João Luiz Rezende Lopes.
Arrangements and Transcriptions:
Unpublished works include transcriptions and arrangements by Bach, Ravel, Ryden, Villa-Lobos, Piazzolla, and Pärt.
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