420. Beatrice Long 隆信真, pianist / 07/2017

Beatrice Long 隆信真, pianist

A top prize winner in several international competitions including Robert Casadesus International Piano Competition, World Piano Competition of Cincinnati and the Taipei International Piano Competition.

Her recent performances include solo recitals at Summer Festival in Champagne, France, Del Valle Concert Series in San Francisco, International Piano Series in Charleston, SC.S

he was invited as a guest soloist with Taipei Civic Orchestra, Mountain Symphony Orchestra in Tennessee, Lyric Orchestra of New Jersey.

She also tours frequently with her sister Christian Long as duo pianists performing in Dallas Museum of Arts, Spoletto Festival, Embassy Concert Series in Washington D.C., Concert Halls of Shen-Yang and Wuhan in China. In June 2004 they performed in the Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center.

In April 2005, they appeared in the Asia Music & Arts “Outstanding Chinese Musicians Series’ in the National Concert Hall in Taiwan. In November 2005, they are invited by the Formosa Chamber Music Society of New York to give a recital in the Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall.In addition to her concerts as soloist, Beatrice enjoys a versatile career as a chamber musician and a recording artist. Her playing has been broadcast on National Public Radio, and Radio France among others.

Her disc of the Scriabin Mazurkas on Naxos was praised in the American Record Guide as “impressive on many levels”. As a chamber musician, Beatrice has worked closely with Ruggiero Ricci, Felix Galimir, and Misha Schneider. She enjoys collaborations with many well-known musicians of her generation.

Currently she serves as an artistic director for the ‘Classical at the Circle’ Concert Series at the Watchung Arts Center, NJ, bringing innovative programs to the community.

Beatrice received degrees with honors from the Curtis Institute in Philadelphia and the Peabody Conservatory. Her teachers include Mieczyslaw Horszowski, Leon Fleisher, Enrique Graf and Fou Ts’ong.

隆信真出生於台灣花蓮一個充滿音樂與藝術氛圍的家庭,她曾是克里夫蘭國際鋼琴大賽、卡薩德煦國際鋼琴比賽、青年鍵盤藝術家協會國際比賽的贏家,個人演奏的 足跡遍及中美洲、東南亞、法國、比利時、瑞士以及美國各地,令人矚目的表演經驗則包含芝加哥拉維尼亞夏日 音樂節、法國楓丹白露音樂節與台灣的總統府音樂會等。另外,她也曾與許多知名樂團合作,如巴爾地摩交響樂 團、墨西哥國家交響樂團、台北市立交響樂團、法國茱拉交響樂團、拉瑞多交響樂團、紐約阿姆斯特丹管弦樂團 等。她的演奏猶如美國雜誌 BBC Magazine、《唱片指南》American Record Guide 所形容的「在許多層面都有 令人驚訝的表現」!

隆信真(Beatrice)與隆愛真 (Christina Long)姊妹,榮獲美國音樂協會舉辦的全美艾利斯雙鋼琴比賽(1997 Ellis Duo Piano Competition)首獎後,隨即又獲得美國現代 作品的最佳演奏獎,樂評以「成功結合音樂意義、精準技巧與高尚透明度的演奏」高度讚揚這兩位來自台灣的姊 妹花。獲獎後,各方邀約不斷,每年於全美各地、歐洲、亞洲舉辦音樂會,持續創造許多精采演出紀錄。及知名 的國家公共廣播電台與達拉斯 WRR 古典音樂台的轉播與報導。《華盛頓郵報》更讚賞「隆氏姐妹開創了雙鋼琴演 奏的新境界。」最近,隆氏姐妹與台北市立交響樂團在台灣國家音樂廳及埃斯基謝希爾交響樂團在土耳其演出鋼 琴協奏曲。他們還到杭州及廣州星海劇院巡迴演出。 隆氏姐妹的演出,包括卡內基獨奏廳、林肯中心愛麗絲特莉廳、達拉斯美術館、菲立普畫廊、華盛頓大使館音樂 會系列、查爾斯頓國際鋼琴音樂會系列、布蘭諾交響樂團與拉瑞多交響樂團的系列演奏會、加拿大卡城演奏廳、 中國武漢與瀋陽音樂廳等地的表演。

Source from美東台灣人夏令會07/2003

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