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Chin-Ai Music: the Sound of Family

Chin ai Music, the first indigenous string orchestra in Taiwan, established in 2008. Most members are from Tayal and Sedeq tribes. 14 years on, all the members grew up together and their common language is music. In 2017 we participated in the Summa cum laude international youth music festival in Vienna and won the first prize in the string orchestra category. One of the judge, an Austrian  composer Mr. Pointner commented, "your music is very unique and long lost in Europe. It’s the sound of a family". 

Making our own Music of Taiwan

Apart from playing, we also compose. We’ve composed and published over 60 pieces in the past 3 years. We bear the root of indigenous tradition and transformed into new form. Our performances come in different forms, from quintet (2 violins, viola, cello and bass), ensemble to string orchestra. We play a wide range of pieces from classical, contemporary classical, indigenous ancient tune and world music.

We hope through our own music, we will have our own voice, and it will become the sound of this generation of Taiwan. We hope the world will hear us, the sound of family, the sound of Taiwan. 

Live Videos (click to watch) 

  • Tayal Overture (rearranged according to indigenous ancient tune from Tayal), 2019
  • Brave Again, 2017 at tour concert "The Lingering Children"
  • Yueqin, 2019 at tour concert "Golden Melodies"
  • Ancient Tune, 2022 at tour concert "Lawa's Rainbow Bridge"
  • String Dance (in the form of quintet), 2022

Tour concert in Taiwan

Publications (click to buy)


  • 2016 "Since that Day” was nominated in the category of Best Crossover Album in the 27th Golden Melody Awards for Traditional Arts and Music
  • 2017 First prize in the category of string orchestra in The Summa Cum Laude Festival in Vienna.
  • 2019 6th Arts Education Contribution Awards, Ministry of Education
  • 2019 Silver Awards of the 14th Arts and Business Awards, Ministry Of Culture
  • 2021 Golden Awards in the category of ensemble in the Singapore Raffles International Music Festival
  • 2021 Golden Awards and Art Talent Cultivation Award of Art of the 15th Arts and Business Awards, Ministry Of Culture
  • 2023 Golden Awards of the 15th Arts and Business Awards, Ministry Of Culture

Chin-Ai Music is a non-profit performance group registered under the Cultural Affairs Bureau of Nantou, Taiwan.

Registration No. 1030041660.


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Tel: +886(0)49-2316387

Fax: +886(0)49-2316928

e-mail: music@chin-ai.org.tw

Address: No. 7, Guangming Rd., Nantou City, Nantou County 540217, Taiwan (R.O.C.)