Teaching Fellow (Performance)
Diploma in Nanguan studies, Fujien Vocational College of Art
Research interests: Nanguan music
Wang Xin-xin is a Nanyin (or Nan Guan) musician from China and the founder of Xin-xin Nanguan Ensemble (心心南管樂坊). Along with her ensemble, Wang is known to promote traditional music to younger audience. She is also known in the west as one of the Asian musicians who frequently invited and collaborated with traditional and contemporary musicians.
Wang Xin-xin was born in Quanzhou, China. Quanzhou is well known as the birthplace of Nanyin, one of the oldest Chinese music genre. The instruments of Nanyin were quite similar to those used in ancient Chinese music which most of them are no longer played or changed today. This kind of music has quite peculiar tune if compared with other Han Chinese music.
Wang Xin-xin moved to Taiwan in 1992 and joined Hantang Yuefu (漢唐樂府) as music supervisor.
Wang Xin-xin seeks new methods to introduce Nanyin to her audience such as to make fusion music with symphony orchestra, contemporary music and modern dance. She created music fusion in order to make it more approachable to broader audience.
In 2003, she founded Xinxin Nanguan Ensemble. Meanwhile Nanyin is still the theme of the group, she added their performance with more colorful and artistic movement such as theatrical art elements. Xinxin Nanguan Ensemble is well-known Asian music group in international folk music festivals, especially in Europe.