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Award Winning Violin Maker Truly Touched by Shen Yun

As an internationally known musician and violin maker who has attracted the interest of musical instrument collectors and the Japanese Imperial Family, Tsai Ming-chu attended the Shen Yun Performing Arts show in Tainan City in southern Taiwan on March 12.

Award winning Taiwanese violin maker Tsai Ming-chu attended Shen Yun Performing Arts performance in Tainan City in southern Taiwan on March 12th.(Image: Epoch Times)
Award-winning Taiwanese violin maker Tsai Ming-chu attended a Shen Yun Performing Arts performance in Tainan City in southern Taiwan on March 12. (Image: Epoch Times)

After seeing the performance, whose purpose is to revive 5,000 years of the traditional Chinese culture, Tsai said:

He added:

The colorful mandolins produced by awarded violin maker Tsai Ming-chu in Taiwan (Image: Epoch Times)
The colorful mandolins produced by award-winning violin maker Tsai Ming-chu. (Image: Epoch Times)

Fascinated by the magnificent performance with 3-dimensional animated backdrops that can make the audiences have the miraculous feeling of transcending time and space, Tsai acclaimed the devotion of the artistic director to the performance. He noted that it was very creative to adopt the animated digital backdrops, which makes the performance more comprehensive, meaningful, and interesting.

Shen Yun Symphony Orchestra. (Image: Shen Yun / Screenshot/YouTube)
Shen Yun music is a blend of traditional Chinese and Western music. (Image: Shen Yun / Screenshot/YouTube)

The musician and instrument maker, with production studios in Vietnam and Italy, was moved by the performance depicting famous legendary and contemporary stories of loyalty, filial piety, compassion, and justice:

Talking about the dancing piece “Tibetan Drum,” he felt that it was precious to see the fast-paced dance with various delicate movements performed flawlessly by so many dancers with a bowl on the top of their heads. He thought that their coordination is amazingly good.

Deeply touched by the overall performance, Tsai emphasized:

Tsai is breaking convention by painting his stringed instruments, which has attracted the interest of famous collectors. Tsai is world famous for his production of violins and traveled to Italy to learn the craft.

The Chinese waist drum has a shell that is hourglass in shape, with drumheads that are played on both ends. It is roughly 15 inches long and produces a medium pitch. (Image courtesy of Shen Yun Performing Arts)
We can see the Shen Yun production team’s great devotion and hard work. (Image: Shen Yun / Screenshot/YouTube)

With a crisp sound like a silver bell, Tsai Ming-chu performs on one of his a mandolins. However, this is no ordinary mandolin, as a girl’s face is painted on the backside.

The girl’s image was specially selected by the founder of violin maker Chi Mei. It’s chairman, Hsu Wen-lung, has a collection of paintings and was so passionate about one in particular that he asked Tsai to reproduce it on one of his mandolins.

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Billy Shyu
Billy has published over 100 articles on the beauty of Taiwan, traditional culture, and other interesting topics. He will continue to share more interesting articles with our readers.

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