Hope, W.P. Lee

Composer

 

  Hope Wen-Pin Lee has just been awarded the Golden Melody Award for Traditional and Art Music----Best Composer of 2006. The Golden Melody Award is organized by Government Information Office (GIO). At a tender age enlightened by teacher, Chiu-Chin Lai(賴秋鏡), Hope, W.P. Lee started learning to play the piano. At 17, Hope was formally educated in music theory and composition by professor, Chin-Yow Lin(林進祐). After high school, Hope was admitted to National Taiwan Normal University and studied music theory and composition with professor Shing-Kwei Tzeng(曾興魁), Mao-Shuen Chen(陳茂萱) and Shu-Shi Chen(陳樹熙). In 1993, Hope went to Boston University for further studies in composition and was under the instruction of masters including Lukas Foss (1922- ), one of the composing heralds of American Improvisation Music; Theodore Antoniou (1935- ), father of Greek Modern Music; Majorie Merryman1951- ), composition chairman of music department of Boston University. Hope, W.P. earned his D.M.A degree in Music Art from Boston University in January 1999. Hope is a full-time associate professor in the Music Department of National Taiwan Normal University and an adjunct professor in the Music Department of Fu Jen Catholic University. His specialties include composition, digital art composition, computer music and musicology. His composition includes all kinds of solos, chamber music, orchestral music and symphonies.

 

From 2004, his compositions focus on the theme of “Taiwan Series”. Major works include “Three Preludes for Piano Solo-Taiwan Series of Piano Solo”; “Water of the Field in June -Taiwan Series of Chamber Music: Six Fu-Lao Folk Tunes for Solo Violin”; “Taiwan is a Formosa Taiwan -Series of Chamber Music: Six Fu-Lao Folk Tunes for Violoncello Quartet”; “Self Singing Aloud Duet for Violin and Violoncello”; “Water of the Field in June -Taiwan Series of Chamber Music: Six Fu-Lao Folk Tunes for Solo Violin and Strings”; “Taiwan Series of Orchestral Music My Hometown in Our Homeland: A Music Series of Lu Gang”; “The wind blows, all rise-music for dance drama in one act”; “The Ghost Comes-music for dance drama in four acts”; “Mahakaruna Dharani-Symphonic Poem for mixed chorus and orchestra”. In recent years, Hope has actively participated in digital art composition and the production of Music Theater. Digital art composition includes “Association of the Rain Drop- Digital Art Creation, Transformation and Interaction”, which depicts the ecological environment in Taiwan, and “Dimensions”, which depicts religious rites with the means of digital virtual music theater.

 

Hope is:

Full-time associate professor in the Music Department of National Taiwan Normal University

Adjunct associate professor in the Music Department of Fu Jen Catholic University

Art director of Sonare Symphony Orchestra凡響管絃樂團

Executive of Music Dimensions-New Taiwan Ensemble音樂向度-新台灣室內樂團

Member of Modern Music Association, R.O.C

Member of Formusica Arbeitsgruppe der Komponisten-Taiwanese Composer Association台灣璇音雅集

Member of Computer Music Association, R.O.C

Member of Music Education Association, R.O.C

Member of Society for Music Analysis in UK

Member of Society for Music Theory in US