Wen-Huei Tsai

Wen Hui Tsai is a Taiwanese talented and versatile jazz singer. She graduated with the honor in opera singing and was chose to be one of best young musicians of Taiwan University of Arts.

 

Wen Hui went to her first jazz concert when she was 21 years old and decided to pursue a career as a professional jazz singer. She took up studies in jazz and started gigging on the Taipei jazz scene, working with o.a. Sizukong. In 2009 she came to Belgium and studied in the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she studied with David Linx. She graduated in 2015 and did her post graduate in composition with Diederik Wissels in 2016.

 

Over these years living in Belgium, she has developed an unique style and has sung in different projects, performing in Taiwan, Japan, Belgium, the Netherlands, Germany, Switzerland and Poland. She co-lead “Yuan Quintet” with Belgian bassist, Martijn Vanbuel, this quintet has become a promising, well-known jazz quintet in Belgium. After Wen Hui discover her passion in composing, she founded a very special band, “vestige sextet”. Vestige sextet is an unique band which there’s no harmonic instruments but Wen Hui use her voice to form the harmony together with 3 other horn players. Vestige sextet has performed in Belgium and successfully got a big attention to the Belgian jazz scene.

 

August 2016, Wen Hui participated an international jazz vocal competition, Voicingers. She has been chosen to sing in the semi-finals and to the finals. After the competition, she  has been invited to perform concerts in Slovakia.

 

So far Wen Hui has been singing in Taiwan, Japan, China, The Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Germany, Slovakia, Italy, Ireland, Poland….etc. Wen Hui’s debut album “Seekers” duo with Fil Caporali has released in 2019.

 

蔡雯慧第一次彈鋼琴的時候就已經可以彈出她會唱的所有歌曲,並且還有簡單的和聲,她在教會裡面自學鋼琴及至18歲才有機會上第一堂正式的鋼琴課,她第一首彈奏給初見面的鋼琴老師聽的曲目是她自學的貝多芬的悲愴奏鳴曲。雯慧的母親看見她在音樂上的天份以及專注,於是讓她去上了一年的音樂課,她也在同年以聲樂全國前五名的優異成績考上台灣藝術大學。2006年蔡雯慧以聲樂第一名的優異成績畢業自台灣藝術大學並贏得協奏曲比賽獲選為台藝大新秀。 畢業後投入爵士樂演唱,與知名爵士樂手彭郁雯、潘恆健組團駐唱,並與不同樂手嘗試新的聲音,在女巫店、河岸留言等各大知名live house演出,在台灣獲得豐富的演出經驗後,受到歐洲知名爵士大師David Linx的啟發,前往比利時布魯塞爾皇家音樂學院進修,就讀爵士音樂系,現已取得爵士演唱碩士學位並以作曲主修完成了碩士後研究。

 

現在的蔡雯慧是一個在歐洲與亞洲巡迴演出的職業歌手與作曲家、教育家。在台灣的爵士樂壇享有盛名的蔡雯慧不僅為台中爵士音樂節、兩廳院夏日爵士音樂節的常客,她與Bass手Fil Caporali的二重奏專輯 Seekers於2019年底發行。她在比利時的三個樂團已經引起比利時樂壇的一陣注目, 尤其是由他帶領擔任作詞作曲編曲跟人聲的角色的無和聲樂器六重奏vesitge, 這個實驗性很高的樂隊在比利時引起了很大的迴響,目前專輯已錄製完成等待發行。除此之外她還有另外兩個音樂性質截然不同,充滿創作性獨特色彩的樂團Teh trio與Lent樂團。蔡雯慧也不斷受邀參與不同專案包括由義大利作曲家帶領跨界劇場的Lulela,比利時女性作曲家Jasmien Geijsels發起的三重奏Elsiris等。 蔡雯慧在歐洲演出足跡已踏遍比利時, 荷蘭, 德國, 義大利, 斯洛伐克, 波蘭, 愛爾蘭..。

 

除了為自己的樂團創作以外,蔡雯慧也逐漸以作曲編曲家的身份於各地工作。從小編制的Accapella開始,2019年為踢踏舞團舞工廠創作年度演出I am who I am, 2020年蔡雯慧也為桃園市國樂團、台灣國樂團創作國樂團與爵士樂融合的大編制。2021年也受邀為大陸歌手-莫西子詩改編、創作音樂劇。

 

蔡雯慧也是一個音樂教育家, 她是台灣第一位以爵士演唱拿到碩士學位的歌手,她的工作坊與學生遍佈在義大利, 比利時, 香港, 中國,臺灣..等地。

 



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