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    赵瑾 Claire Chiu

    赵瑾 Claire Chiu
    钢琴演奏专业博士,现为星海音乐学院钢琴系副教授,有“钢琴才女”之美誉。

       师出名门,留学欧美

      赵瑾自幼跟随原上海音乐学院附中钢琴系主任马思荪、音乐家马思聪之女马碧雪学习钢琴,音乐天赋逐渐显露。

      中学时就读中央音乐学院附中钢琴演奏专业,师从我国著名钢琴教育家钟慧、李其芳和周广仁教授。  

      1999年,赵瑾以优异成绩获得奖学金,进入全球顶尖的美国伊斯曼音乐学院攻读学士学位,跟随周广仁教授推荐的美国李斯特钢琴协会主席莱瑞思(Fernando Laires)教授,接受严格、规范、全面的音乐教育。莱瑞思教授在欧美享有极高声望,他深厚的古典音乐造诣深深影响了赵瑾。

      2003年,赵瑾考入美国耶鲁大学音乐学院攻读硕士,师从钢琴大师Peter Frankl教授和Melvin Chen教授,并得到了Boris Berman和Claude Frank教授的指导,获得硕士学位。

      2005年,赵瑾远赴法国,在巴黎高等师范音乐学院跟随大师Marian Rybicki学习深造一年,钢琴技术和学术水平日益精进。

      2006年考入美国加州大学洛衫矶分校(UCLA)音乐学院攻读博士,2009年获得钢琴演奏博士学位。读博期间,曾担任音乐欣赏课和钢琴课助教,举办过多场个人独奏音乐会,获得过大学的钢琴协奏曲比赛冠军,并应邀出席包括美国纽约卡耐基音乐厅钢琴音乐会等一系列演出,足迹遍及欧洲、亚洲和美洲,她在校期间创建的新音乐乐团Contempo Flux, 如今已成为学院正式的专业乐团。

      亦教亦研,硕果累累

      2009年,经历海外十年磨砺,赵瑾博士选择回国,受聘于星海音乐学院钢琴系任教,投入大量精力专注于教学和研究。

      在学校,除了教授钢琴演奏主课以外,也讲授钢琴专业本科生必修课《钢琴教学法》,以及钢琴研究生必修课《西方钢琴艺术史》,并指导室内乐及双钢琴教学。回国八年,她教学成绩显著,所培养的学生大多考取研究生或在国内外各种专业赛事中取得优异成绩,多人受邀前往美国纽约卡耐基音乐厅表演,在星海音乐学院师生中赢得极好的口碑。

      在完成教学任务的同时,她潜心研究,撰写了大量的专业学术论文,发表于《钢琴艺术》、《音乐创作》、《人民音乐》、《中央音乐学院学报》和《星海音乐学院学报》等刊物。内容涉及广泛,既有钢琴演奏技术方面,也有论及音乐教育方式革新、西方音乐表演艺术分析方面的前瞻性理论。

      国内各种专业学术活动和会议也活跃着赵瑾博士的身影,如中央音乐学院钢琴音乐节、全国钢琴专业主科教学研讨会、九大音乐学院钢琴专业教师论文交流会等。2016年4月,她应邀参加中央音乐学院举办的“首届全国音乐表演研究学术研讨会”,以《对当代中国钢琴作品演奏的几点思考》为题作了主题发言,并担任与会的外籍教授翻译。

      赵瑾博士积极参与社会活动,现为香港(亚太区)钢琴大赛的艺术总监,并担任过香港国际钢琴邀请赛、金葵花杯全国钢琴大赛、德国欧米勒国际钢琴公开赛、雅马哈钢琴大赛、珠江恺撒堡钢琴大赛等多项赛事的评委;她也积极参与社会各类机构举办的学术性和公益性专题讲座,为普及钢琴教育尽心竭力。

      中国情怀,绽放舞台

       赵瑾博士回国后,带着浓郁的民族情怀,一直在舞台上致力推介演奏当代中国钢琴作品,坚守这条看似“非主流”的艺术道路,并逐渐形成自己独特的艺术风格——用钢琴艺术演绎中国文化。

      2010年9月,创新推出“新世纪、新概念、新音乐:中国近现代钢琴作品”钢琴音乐独奏会,在星海音乐学院、香港科技大学等地连续举办,反响热烈。很快,她成了广州大剧院邀请举办钢琴独奏音乐会的首位钢琴家。

      2013年4月,应邀登台中国音乐学院的“第一届中国钢琴音乐发展论坛”,举办了“天地人和中华根——中国近现代钢琴作品讲座音乐会”,各方好评如潮,随后,在中央音乐学院和苏州科技大学连续演出。

      2015年11月,应邀与聂耳交响乐团在昆明首演我国当代著名作曲家张朝教授的《哀牢狂想》钢琴协奏曲,把该曲演绎得气势磅礴、动人心魄,演出大获成功。2016年11月,受星海音乐学院国乐团邀请,又在广东河源桃花水母大剧院首演该曲的民乐协奏版。

    2017年2月,再次应邀与聂耳交响乐团合作“红土之巅——作曲家夏良交响乐作品音乐会”,首演了著名作曲家夏良的钢琴协奏曲《云河天籁》,将一曲原生态少数民族音乐与钢琴完美融合的华丽乐章奉献给了听众。

      2017年6月,赵瑾在广州大剧院举办了“跨越时空的对话”钢琴音乐会,这场曲目多元、中西乐器和谐同台,并以“西方与东方对话”的方式呈现的音乐会精彩纷呈,使钢琴的跨文化特性得以充分展现,成为音乐会的最具感染力的亮点。

      在演奏中国作品的道路上,赵瑾从不轻易放过任何机会。

      除了在国内积极推广演奏中国作品,赵瑾还把这一艺术追求带向海外。2014年和2016年8月,她两次受美国佛吉尼亚联邦大学夏季国际钢琴节邀请,举办讲座音乐会,向美国观众介绍中国钢琴艺术发展历史,并演奏中国钢琴作品,为钢琴节带去了清新的中国元素。

      近年来,赵瑾博士举办的一系列以中国当代钢琴作品为主题的音乐会,发行的多张中国钢琴作品专集唱片,为中国钢琴音乐发展史画上了浓重的一笔,也代表了新一代中国先锋派演奏家的成长。在李其芳教授主持出品的北京市高校教改经费资助项目《中国风——中国钢琴家和中国钢琴作品》(2016年出版)中,赵瑾被纳入了当今最活跃、最优秀的中国钢琴家之列。

      对于她的演奏技术和艺术道路,音乐大师们有这样的评价:

      赵瑾的演奏技巧准确自如、干净利索、音乐表现鲜明、有说服力。——周广仁(中国最具影响力的钢琴教育家、中央音乐学院终身教授)

      我很欣赏她对每部风格各异的新作品的独到诠释。—— 陈怡(美国国家文理科学院终身院士、著名作曲家、音乐教育家)

      赵瑾对中国现代钢琴艺术的热忱与奉献是中国当代青年钢琴家的表率。 ——周龙(第95届美国普利策音乐奖得主、著名华裔作曲家)

    就像要延续我们的生命一样,艺术家只有肩负着传承本土文化的众人时,她才更具价值、更能表现出对民族、国家、世界和生命的爱。赵瑾博士就是一位用真诚、执着、火热的心,去传承中华文化、讴歌民族精神的钢琴家!—— 张朝(国家一级作曲、中央民族大学音乐学院作曲教授)

     

    Claire Chiu

    At the age of fourteen Claire Chiu arrived in Beijing from her native place Hong Kong to study piano at famed Central Conservatory’s Attached Middle School. This was the beginning of an adventure that has now  taken her to three continents and led to her appointment as Associate Professor of Piano at the prestigious music school--Xinghai Conservatory of Music--in Guangzhou, China. 

    Dr. Chiu’s training is truly international. After graduating from the Attached Middle School in 1999, she entered the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York (USA), studied  under Fernando Laires, and received her Bachelor's Degree in 2003. Dr. Chiu then attended the Yale School of Music (New Haven, USA) for her Master of Music, Where she studied with Peter Frankl and Melvin Chen. Upon graduation from Yale she traveled to Paris to study with Marian Rybicki at the Ecole Normale de Musique. She then went on to UCLA (Los Angeles, USA), studied under Walter Ponce and earned her Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in 2009. She has participated in master classes with Angela Hewitt, Natalya Antonova, Claude Frank, Boris Berman, and Oxana Yablonskaya. 

    Claire Chiu has concertized widely throughout Asia, Europe, and North America, including solo concerts in Hong Kong City Hall, Beijing Central Conservatory of Music, Eastman School of Music’s Kilbourn Hall, Yale University’s Sprague Hall, the Salle Cortot in Paris, Schoenberg Hall at UCLA, and Carnegie Hall in New York. As the winner of the 2002 Hong Kong Chopin Piano Competition, she was called upon to perform two concertos in one night with Kunming Symphony Orchestra of Yunnan, China. Her recent engagements include appearances with Wiener Residenz Orchester, Sichuan Symphony Orchestra, the Kunming Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong District Orchestra, and UCLA Philharmonia. 

    During her time at UCLA, Dr. Chiu became particularly interested in the growing body of high quality piano music by contemporary Chinese composers, and wrote her DMA dissertation on this subject (under Prof. Robert Winter). She has performed numerous concerts under the general rubric of “Chinese Contemporary Piano Composition: New Century, New Concepts, New Music,” including a performance in April 2010 at the invitation of leading Chinese composers Chen Yi and Zhou Long as part of the “Musica Nova” (New Music) Festival at the University of Missouri, Kansas City. She has also performed solo recitals on the same theme in the Xinghai Conservatory of Music’s “Music Home” festival series, at the Guangzhou Opera House, Shao Guan University in Guangzhou, and the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology in Hong Kong. 

    The Xinghai Conservatory of Music and Shao Guan University official websites covered these concerts, publishing highly favorable reviews. Celebrated Chinese pianist and educator Guangren Zhou has said of her playing: “Her technique is clean and accurate, with lots of contrasts in tone color and a persuasive performing style.” Zhou has also encouraged Dr. Chiu to pursue even more Chinese contemporary piano works. In 2013, Dr. Chiu was invited to perform in China National Conservatory, Central Conservatory in Beijing, and Suzhou University in Suzhou. She played solo piano recitals on the theme “The Universe and Humanity Harmonize in China's Roots.” The China National Conservatory official website praised her performance as “the best interpretation yet of Chinese contemporary piano music; her spirit and attitude has left a deep impression.” The Central Conservatory of Music reported this review, and the Steinways Company website characterized Dr. Chiu’s performance as “distinguished.” The Xinghai Conservatory of Music and many other websites also covered these recitals. In 2015, Dr.Chiu premiered Chinese composer Zhang Zhao’s piano concerto “Ailao Rhapsody” with Kunming Nieer Symphony Orchestra in Kunming China and gained great success. In 2017 she was invited again and premiered another influential Chinese composer Xia Liang’s piano concerto. In both 2014 and 2016, Dr.Chiu was invited to Virginia Commonwealth University Global Summer Institute of Music as joined faculty and had given lecture recitals on Chinese Contemporary Piano Solo Works. In 2017, she had given a successful concert with solo and chamber music (repertoire with Chinese instruments) at Guangzhou Opera House. The most influential party newspaper Nanfang Daily followed with interest and had given highly favorable reviews. As a leader in this exciting area, Dr.Chiu’s performance style is already exercising considerable influence on a new generation of pianists in China. 

    Dr. Chiu is now teaching at Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou, China. She offers primary piano lessons toundergraduate students, coaches chamber music, conducts piano duo classes, and teaches a popular course in piano pedagogy. Her students have already won national and international prizes and have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York. Dr. Chiu has also published articles on contemporary Chinese piano music in major Chinese journals and served on juries for numerous piano competitions.