About Ruey Yen was born in Taipei, Taiwan. He received his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Arizona State University and also holds a science degree in Physics from National Cheng Kung University. He has taken master classes with Manuel Barrueco, David Russell and Roberto Aussel.
Dr. Yen was the Director of "2004 Taiwan International Guitar Competition and Festival ", and has served as the Executive Board member of the Taiwan Guitar Society which he co-founded in 2000.
Currently teaching in Open University of Kaohsiung, Dr. Yen has developed a series of online musicology courses which earned him national acclaim as a musicologist. His debut album entitled "Guitarra Exotica" with flautist S