By: Christie Chen
Taipei, May 21 (CNA) The Executive Yuan approved a proposal Thursday for a
presidential citation to be awarded posthumously to Taiwanese composer Ma Shui-long (馬水龍) in recognition of his contributions.
Ma’s compositions combined the musical traditions of the West and the East, creating a unique style that has deeply inspired other musicians in Taiwan, Culture Minister Hung Meng-chi (洪孟啟) said in a statement.
The composer died on May 2 at the age of 75 after a long battle against cancer.
Born in Keelung in 1939, Ma was the first Taiwanese composer to have his music performed at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York. [FULL STORY]