Chun-Yu Chen was born in Tainan, a city with a rich cultural background in Taiwan. He won the Classical Guitar Championship of Taiwan College Guitar Invitational twice in college, and won the Fingerstyle Championship of 2008 Taiwan Guitar Competition.
A guitar teacher from southern Taiwan, he teaches in renowned schools including Sun Yat-Sen University, Southern Taiwan University, National Kaohsiung Normal University,and Tainan First Senior High School.
Chun-Yu Chen prefers music styles like New Age, Classic, Jazz, and has been inspired by international guitarists including Seiko Tsai, Pablo Marquez, Shin-ichi Fukuda, and Anna Vidovic.
Currently he is engaged in teaching classical guitar and fingerstyle guitar in colleges and high schools. Beside the re-interpretation of musical works, Chun-Yu also composes and adapts pop music into fingerstyle works. His idea is to combine the delicacy of classical music and the creativity of Fingerstyle music, and get guitar music even more widespread.
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