Chen, Chung-Shen （born 1956）, Founder of Taiwan Bamboo Flute Association, is a composer, Dizi(Chinese flute) and Hsiao performer, conductor and music educator. He was born in Yunlin, Taiwan.
Chen taught himself the Dizi from the age of ten and learned music at and Soochow University. He also studied western flute , music theory, composition and conducting.
In 1989, Chen established the Taipei Folk Chamber Orchestra and was appointed as the conductor with the Taipei Chinese Orchestra in 1992. In 2004, he began teaching at the department of Chinese music at Tainan National University of the Arts. And now, over 1/3 of the dizi professional performers in Taiwan are his students.
In 2008, he developed Chen's semitone flute and obtained patents in both Taiwan and China. He has since made great contributions to education in the Chinese flute.
He is the recipient of the Golden Tripod Award and the Golden Melody Award. In 1992, he was awarded Taiwan’s Top Ten Outstanding Youth Award, and in 1998, the Zhongxing Arts and Culture Award, and in 2019, the National Award for Arts .
Chen’s main compositions include, The Coquette Teases the Doyen for Chinese orchestra（1988）, Playing the Role of Gods（1991） and the musical, At Cross Purposes for Chinese orchestra（1990）.