Nanguan is one of the most ancient music genres in China, which can be dated back to the Tang Dynasty and has thus been regarded as a “living fossil”. As of today, it is still popular in southern Fujian Province, Taiwan and Chinese communities in Southeast Asia. In recent years, this ancient art form has been undergoing a revival through the tireless efforts of musicians across the Taiwan Strait. With contemporary artistic input, Nanguan music shows dynamic vitality that marks its niche in the performing arts of today.
WANG Xin-xin, was born and grew up in a family of Nanguan musicians in Quanzhou City of Fujian Province. Years of immersion in the art form and performing experience have made her the “orthodox”representative of Nanguan music in southern Fujian. She immigrated into Taiwan in 1992. And then in 2004, WANG founded the Xinxin Nanguan Ensemble of Taiwan, with the mission of reviving the tradition of elegant music presented with the purest of voice and attempting to give Nanguan music a contemporary outlook. Since then, she has collaborated with artists of various genres,including choreographers WU Su-chun,LIN Hwai-min and LO Man-fei, costume designers Timmy Yip, Sophie Hong and CHENG Hui-chung, as well as Guqin virtuosos YOU Li-yu and HUANG Chin-hsin,etc.