Kenny Wen (温金龍) - The Best Of Kenny Wen Collection (2003) (2CD)
| FLAC+CUE | 643MB | Erhu/Instrumental | Water Music | Full Covers |
Ask passersby on the street in Taiwan whom they would think of when talking about Erhu, 97 out of 100 would say "Jin-Long Wen!". Has started learning to play the piano and violin since he was four and Erhu since ten, Mr. Jin-Long Wen has participated in numerous Erhu contests and was awarded as the Top 1 artist.
He won more than 20 contests when he was merely a junior-high student; it is also noteworthy that "A Wonder of the Chinese Music," Kenny, was honored by the China Times in 1981; in 1982, he won the first prize of "The Golden Lion Awards" and "Golden Ching Awards", and Kenny was a prize winner at the Roodepoort International Eisteddfod of S. Africa in 1989. Kenny released his first album, "Happy Two-Stringed Violin," at 21. In November 1991, Kenny's third album, "Legend," was released and soon endowed with "the Best Performing New Artist," that being sold over 250,000 copies.
In addition, the MTV of his fourth CD, "Game," was played at the ceremony of 1992 Emmy Awards. Till now, he has released 23 solo Erhu albums, successfully promotes this Chinese traditional melody into the commercial music market.
Apart from the musical talent he has presented since very young, he is also the pioneer who creates an Erhu stand, which enables performers to play the ErHu from a standing position. And his exclusive style instills a new life for the ErHu which status had previously been considered no match to Western musical instruments.
As a popular star, Kenny has been invited to numerous concerts of orchestras, musicians, and pop signers, including Andy Lau, Ryuichi Sakamoto, Takako Nishizaki, London Mozart Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra.