241. Gloria Chien 簡佩盈, Pianist / 2015/07

Gloria Chien 簡佩盈, pianist

簡佩盈Pianist Gloria Chien has been picked by the Boston Globe as one of the Superior Pianists of the year, “… who appears to excel in everything.” Richard Dyer praises her for “a wondrously rich palette of colors, which she mixes with dashing bravado and with an uncanny precision of calibration…Chien’s performance had it all, and it was fabulous.” Gloria made her orchestral debut at the age of 16 with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Since then, she has appeared as a soloist under the batons of Sergiu Comissiona, Keith Lockhart, Thomas Dausgaard, Irwin Hoffman, Benjamin Zander, and Robert Bernhardt. She is a prize winner of the World Piano Competition, Harvard Musical Association Award, as well as the San Antonio International Piano Competition, where she also received the prize for the Best Performance of the Commissioned Work. Gloria has presented solo recitals at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Harvard Musical Association, Sanibel Musical Festival, Caramoor Musical Festival, Salle Cortot in Paris, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan. An avid chamber musician, Gloria was chosen to join the roster of the Chamber Music Society Two of Lincoln Center from 2012. She has been the resident pianist with the Chameleon Arts Ensemble of Boston since 2000, a group known for its versatility and commitment to new music. Boston Herald praises her for “ [playing] phenomenally.” Her recent CD with violinist, Joanna Kurkowicz, featuring music of Grazyna Bacewicz was released on Chandos Records. TheInternational Record Review writes, “[the violinist] could ask for no more sensitive or supportive a pianist than Gloria Chien.” HarmonieMagazine writes, “…but it would be unfair not to mention the pianist, who is accompanying the soloist in an absolutely responsive, impressive and confident way. She is more than an accompanist — rather, she is an equivalent partner to the soloist.” The Strad praises her for “super performances…accompanied with great character.” She also received fantastic reviews in Gramophone, American Record Guide, and Muzyka 21. Gloria has participated in such festivals as Music Academy of the West, Verbier Music Festival, Bay Chamber Concerts, and Music@Menlo, where she was recently appointed Director of the Chamber Music Institute by Artistic Directors, David Finckel and Wu Han. Her recent performances include collaborations with the St. Lawrence, Miro, Borromeo, Daedalus and Jupiter String Quartets, David Shifrin, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Joseph Silverstein, Jaime Laredo, Cho-Liang Lin, Ani Kavafian, Ida Kavafian, Wu Han, Rob Kapilow, Paul Neubauer, Roberto Diaz, Andres Diaz, Sharon Robinson, James Ehnes, Nai-Yuan Hu, Bion Tsang, Soovin Kim, Carolin Widmann, Edward Arron and Anthony McGill. In fall of 2009, Gloria launched String Theory at the Hunter, a chamber music series at the Hunter Museum of American Art in downtown Chattanooga, as its founder and artistic director. Gloria began playing the piano at the age of five in her native Taiwan. She has a doctor of musical arts, a master’s and an undergraduate degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston. Her teachers have included Russell Sherman and Wha-Kyung Byun. Gloria is an Associate Professor at Lee University in Cleveland, TN, and will be a member of the prestigious Chamber Music Society Two starting fall of 2012. Gloria is a Steinway Artist.


簡佩盈,波士頓環球報的首席樂評家Richard Dyer評論:『有如一個令人驚奇的充滿著豐富色彩的調色盤,大膽華麗的彈奏調和著神奇又精準的設計,完全呈現在她的表演中,令人難以置信』並推介為該報年度最佳鋼琴新秀之一。 1999年與安寧在Mr. S. Comissiona指揮新英格蘭音樂院Honors Orchestra演出F. Poulenc雙鋼琴協奏曲後,樂評家Richard Buell如此說:「此場音樂會令人想起1961年作曲家Poulenc與 E. Crochet 與波士頓交響樂團的演出,而這兩位年輕新秀所展現出燦爛炫目的技巧則更令人振奮」。 簡佩盈於連續贏得全國鋼琴比賽兒童組第一名與少年組第二名後,即赴波士頓追隨美國最著名的鋼琴教授Russell Sherman 及Wha-Kyung Byun夫婦習琴至今;出國前師事:簡銘耀、卓甫見、蕭滋、周錦玲、郭素岑、陳泰成等教授。 1993年受邀與美國麻州州長William Weld所率之代表團赴智利首都聖地牙哥演出,並曾受邀於:Boston Symphony Hall;Jorden Hall;The Gardner Museum;The Momadnoch Music Festival (New Hampshire), The Caramoor Festival(New York State);Steinway Piano Corp.;哈佛音樂協會;台北國家音樂廳、國家演奏廳等地演出。 1998年入選國家音樂廳“樂壇新秀” 及台北愛樂基金會“台灣樂壇新秀”。曾協奏演出的樂團有:台北市立交響樂團、波士頓交響樂團、新英格蘭音樂院青年交響樂團、新英格蘭音樂院Hornors Orchestra、Curtis Orchestra。與著名的指揮家:Keith Lockhart、Thomas Dausgaard、sergiu Comissiona、Benjamin Zander、Irwin Hoffman等合作。 曾贏得多項比賽,包括:波士頓交響樂團青年協奏曲比賽首獎、新英格蘭音樂院先修班協奏曲比賽青年組第一名、The Harry Dubbs Memorial Competition第一名、The Harvard Music Association成就獎第一名、The Fite Family National Piano Competition(Missouri)第二名、The Oberlin International Piano Competition 第二名、新英格蘭音樂院鋼琴系協奏曲比賽第一名。2000年則連續贏得美國舉辦的“The World Piano Competition” 第五名與“The San Antonio International Piano Competition”第三名及“委託作品演出特別獎”。 2006年的演出行程包括巴黎、台灣及美國境內 : 波士頓、紐約、田納西、IOWA、Miami、Texas等地。簡佩盈於獲得新英格蘭音樂院博士學位後即受聘任教於美國田納西州Lee University。
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