馮羿 feng e
－天王製作人 大衛福斯特 －
四歲開始學鋼琴，會五種樂器、有多首自創曲。五歲開始跟爸爸一起在家自學烏克麗麗，後來更獲選Steve Vai大師班的學員，他成為2016 Annul International Ukulele contest的比賽中罕見的以兒童組第二名之姿拿下了這次比賽的總ＭＶＰ（Most Valuable Player）。2017年入圍了Ribbee’s World Ukulele Championship泰國世界烏克麗麗大賽的決賽，在眾多成人參賽者中獲得最佳崛起新星獎，去年他轉戰吉他比賽，第一次參賽就成為唯一一個入圍WAGF指彈大賽的兒童，更獲得了最佳人氣跟優勝獎。
Asia’s Got Talent star from Taiwan takes the world by storm!
Ukulele child prodigy Feng E was born in Taiwan in 2007. In 2017, at the age of 10, he was featured on the television show Asia’s Got Talent, thrilling the audience with a performance of a song he wrote. That prompted lauded producer David Foster to hit the golden buzzer and send him straight to the semi-finals.
“There might not even be another person on the planet, out of 7 billion people, that can do that on the ukulele!”
– Producer David Foster
Even though he’s often referred to as a child prodigy, Feng E’s path to virtuosity wasn’t so easy. The reason he took up the instrument in the first place was because his kindergarten teacher had discovered that Feng E’s finger development was slow; he couldn’t draw a straight line, or form a ball out of clay. His father tried to get him to play the piano, but the youngster lacked both interest and aptitude. When Feng E’s father introduced him to the ukulele, he also resisted. But his father eventually found a way to convince him to practice: he offered to play Legos with him after each lesson, and it worked.
To date, Feng E has mastered five musical instruments, starting with the piano at the age of four. He also has numerous compositions to his name. Although he has struggled to keep up in music class at school, Feng E has become a star in the world of ukulele music, performing and winning competitions around the world, in places like Singapore, Malaysia, Japan, China, and Hawaii.
Now at the age of 10, Feng E is composing music for a film score and preparing for the internet release of his first single, “8 Plus”, which will also be featured on a Pacific Rim Music Festival compilation.