PUZANGALAN CHILDREN’S CHOIR
Puzangalan Children’s Choir was founded in Majia Township, the northeast of Pingtung County in southern Taiwan in 2008. The choir is fabricated with children of Taiwanese aboriginal tribe “Paiwan”. These indigenous children have naturally fabulous voices, and they are disciplined and taught with Paiwan traditional songs. It is not only for cultural inheritance, but also to let the children get to know more about their own culture. Moreover, the aim of the choir is to spread the happiness around the audience with their beautiful singing. Furthermore, expecting that singing can give children hopes, therefore, the choir is named “Puzangalan”, which, in Paiwan language, means “Hope”. Puzangalan Children’s Choir is eulogized “the most beautiful voice in Taiwan”. Since the choir was established, the choir has participated in several competitions and performances, as it is an educational method to make children have confidence and self-identity, and encourage them to focus on learning. Furthermore, it also makes children feel that learning can be such diverse, and brings them up with a wonderful and delightful way. The Puzangalan Children’s Choir has been awarded “Gold Medal First Prize” of the Youth Category in the Competition of the 10th China Choral Festival and the 2nd Xinghai International Choral Festival (2010), and “Gold Medal First Prize” of Children Category of The China. The choir has been awarded with Gold Diploma of Children Category of Musica Eterna a Roma 8th International Choir Festival and Competition (2017) and has been awarded with Gold Diploma of Children Category and Best female soloist and Best choreography of 1st LEONARDO DA VINCI International Choral Festival (2017). International Chorus Festival and IFCM World Choral Summit (2012), as well as 3 times of First Prize in National Students Competition of Music, and 2 times of First Prize of the Aboriginal Children Category in the National Native Ballad Competition. The Puzangalan Children’s Choir has performed in prestigious events, such as The 29th Japan Choral Association KODOMO (Children) Chorus Festival (Hiroshima, 2015), The 34th Georg Friedrich Händel International Children‘s Choir Festival (Germany, 2013), The 4th Dresden International Children Choir Festival (Germany, 2012), The Taipei International Choral Festival (Taipei, 2011 ~ 2014), The 103rd Anniversary Ceremony of the National Taiwan Museum (Taipei, 2011), among others.