By: Sabine Cheng,
Chao Ching-yu and Chiang Yi-ching
The award, which is in its 39th edition, was presented by Premier Su Tseng-chang (蘇貞昌).
Ju, who is credited with popularizing percussion in Taiwan with his ensemble group and music school, said in his acceptance speech that he would donate his prize money to National University of the Arts, where he once served as principal.
The NT$1 million (US$33,600) prize will be used to fund percussion-related teaching efforts, which will allow students interested in the field to better connect with the world, Ju said.