Saturday, October 1st, 2022, 8 pm
 at
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall
rescheduled (was January 29)

Presenting

Ya-Fei Chuang 莊雅斐,  pianist


 



  




 





 








 




~
Program ~

Franz Schubert (1797~1828)
Moment Musicaux, Opus 94 D780
2. Andantino
3. Allegro moderato
5. Allegro vivace
6. Allegretto


Frédéric Chopin
(1810~1849)
Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Scherzo. Molto vivace
III. Largo
IV. Finale. Presto non tanto


~Intermission~

Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach
(1714~1788)

Rondo in E Minor, Wq 66
“Farewell to my Silbermann Clavichord”
Poco andante, e sostenuto

Maurice Ravel
(1875~1937)
Valses nobles et sentimentales
I. Modéré, très franc
II. Assez lent, avec une expression intense
III. Modéré
IV. Assez animé
V. Presque lent – dans un sentiment intime
VI. Vif
VII. Moins vif
VIII. Lent


Sergei Rachmaninoff
(1873~1943)
Sonata No. 2 in B-flat Minor, Op. 36
(1931)
I. Allegro agitato
II. Non allegro-Lento
III. Allegro molto


Program subject to change to comply with COVID mandates and rules of Jordan Hall.


Leon Golub of The Boston Musical Intelligencer: “The gentle power of Ya-Fei Chuang’s Jordan Hall concert continues to yield subtle treasures to me as I write. First was the power of contrasting scale. Ya-Fei gave us piano works ranging from the delicate miniature of ephemeral love to the towering immensity of eternity. Despite her dazzling dress, as she took possession of the stage, there was a warning: listen for depth tonight, elegant and stylish, not a bonfire of vanity." “After receiving tributes of flowers from young admirers and aspiring pianists, YFC regaled us with soft, dreamy, repose in the Schumann Romance, Op. 28, No. 2. Like the embers of a fire that never blazes to dazzle but provides light for months and years to come, YFC illuminated us with enduring memories."



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photos: Chung Cheng





photos: Xu Xiaopei
 

Ya-Fei Chuang 莊雅斐,  pianist

Acclaimed by critics in the United States and abroad for performances of stunning virtuosity, refinement and communicative power, Ya-Fei Chuang’s playing has been named the equal of Vladimir Ashkenazy, Garrick Ohlsson, and Idil Biret (The Boston Musical Intelligencer), and Alfred Brendel has praised her as "a pianist of extraordinary ability, intelligence, sensitivity and command . . . approaching the height of her powers." Commenting on her newly released (April 2019) Chopin/Liszt recording, he also stated "If you want to listen to Chopin and Liszt with different ears, Ya-Fei Chuang's ecstatic performances cannot leave you cold, and her pianism is staggering"; and Remy Franck wrote "... masterful ...thrilling ...phenomenal" (Journal about Classical Music, Luxembourg).

Ya-Fei Chuang’s international appearances include the symphony orchestras of Berlin, Boston, Birmingham, Israel, Malaysia, and Tokyo; and performances at the Berlin Philharmonie and Schauspielhaus, the Gewandhaus (Leipzig), Queen Elisabeth Hall (London), Boston Symphony Hall, National Concert Hall (Taipei), Suntory Hall (Tokyo) and, more recently, performances in New York, San Francisco, Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Jerusalem, Tel Aviv, and at the International Grieg Piano Competition in Norway (where she also served as member of the competition jury several times), and the Grand Piano Series in Naples, Florida.

Festival appearances in recent seasons include Verbier, Ruhr Piano Festival (where she regularly performs), Oregon Bach, Mozartwoche (Salzburg), the Taiwan Maestro Piano Festival (where she also gave a two-week masterclass), the Mozart Festival (Romania), Beethoven Festival (Warsaw), Beethoven Festival (Krakow), European Music Festival (Stuttgart), Bach Festival (Leipzig), Taipei International Music Festival, and the festivals of Schleswig-Holstein, Gilmore, Ravinia, Rockport, Sarasota, and Tanglewood.

Performances on fortepiano include Boston Baroque, Handel & Haydn Society, the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Philharmonia Baroque, and Concerto Köln.

Ya-Fei Chuang has recorded for ECM, Harmonia Mundi, Naxos, and New York Philomusica Records, and the Ruhr Festival has released several of her live recordings. Fanfare Magazine hailed her "delicacy and fluidity of touch" for her Mendelssohn G Minor Concerto live recording, and her recording of Hindemith chamber works was awarded a special prize by the International Record Review. Upcoming CD releases include recordings of the complete piano solo works by Ravel for Le Palais des Dégustateurs, to be released worldwide on Harmonia Mundi.

Ya-Fei Chuang’s mastery of the most challenging solo and chamber repertoire is complemented by her commitment to contemporary music. She has given the world premieres of works by John Harbison, Stanley Walden, Thomas Oboe Lee, and Yehudi Wyner.

She is on the faculty of the Boston Conservatory at Berklee and on the New England Conservatory Preparatory & Continuing Ed, where she teaches a piano performance seminar. She gives master classes throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia, and since 2008 an annual two-week master class at the International Summer Academy at Mozarteum in Salzburg.

Prizewinner in the Cologne Inter¬na¬tional Piano Competition at age 18, Ya-Fei Chuang first performed on television in her native Taiwan at the age of eight and gave her first public recital at age nine. She won first prize at the nationally televised ‘Genius vs. Genius’ Music Competition at age ten and first prize at the National Competition (Taiwan) at age eleven. The following year she received unprecedented fellowships and scholarships from several prestigious foundations in Germany and Taiwan that enabled her to pursue pre-college, under¬graduate, and masters-level studies at the Freiburg Conservatory (Musik¬hochschule) with Rosa Sabater and Robert Levin, completing the six-year course of study in four. During this time she was awarded numerous prizes, including the Basel-Colmar-Freiburg Arts Prize, the Mendelssohn Prize (Freiburg) and Parke-Davis Prize (Germany). She subsequently concluded her German studies with Pavel Gililov, receiving a concert diploma (final degree) at the Cologne Conservatory, and earned a graduate diploma at the New England Conservatory in Boston, USA, with Russell Sherman. Her master class teachers included Leon Fleischer, Gil Kalish, Elisabeth Leonskaja, John O'Conor, Meneham Pressler, Karl-Ulrich Schnabel. Her mentor Alfred Brendel has been working with her regularly in recent years.


 
NOTES ON THE PROGRAM
By Dr. Jannie Burdeti


新聞稿 10-1-2022, 鋼琴家莊雅斐獨奏會

中華表演藝術基金會為鋼琴家莊雅斐在紐英崙音樂學院喬頓廳(Jordan Hall)所舉辦的獨奏會,原定為129日舉行,但因當日大風雪而延期到上週六101日才能舉行。當莊雅斐身著一件鑲滿水鑽的晚禮服,全身發光的步上舞台的那一刻,全場近400多位期待已久的熱情觀眾,立刻以雷動的掌聲表示歡迎。

在台灣出生,在歐洲美國受教育的莊雅斐,現任教於波士頓音樂學院(Boston Conservatory)及紐英崙音樂學院附校。深受學生愛戴與同事的敬重。她當晚的曲目,包羅範圍極廣,涵蓋相對性不同的風格。這些舒伯特、蕭邦、巴赫、拉威爾及拉赫曼尼諾夫的作品,有的細膩抒情,有的高聳壯大,沒有深厚功力的鋼琴家是不敢嘗試的。莊雅斐以她優雅的風姿,高超的琴藝,誠懇大方,深度智慧一氣呵成,震撼全場的觀眾。全體多次起立歡呼,熱烈掌聲久久不停。她以舒曼的第28號浪漫曲作為安可,回應熱情觀眾。學生們在台上及後台獻上大量鮮花,以示祝賀。

當晚在場的鋼琴家如劉孟捷,Victor Rosenbaum等多人,都不約而同的說莊雅斐的音樂將他們帶到另一個仙境。還有很多在Wikipedia上列名的世界級的指揮家,作曲家,鋼琴家等,如Yehudi Wyner, Laurence Lesser, Robert Levin, Marc-Audre Hamelin, Thomas Oboe Lee, Lloyd Schwartze, Boaz Sharon, Bruce Brubaker等等,對演出的多彩,豐富,完美層面都大大讚賞。莊雅斐的多種CD 也被搶購,盛況空前。

波士頓音樂情報雜誌 (Boston Musical Intelligencer)資深樂評Leon Golub 很快就發表一篇評價極高的樂評。他對每一首曲目和莊雅斐的詮釋都仔細討論。他說「好像陳年美酒令人回味無窮。好像溫馨的爐火,不是強烈爆炸的那型,但她的光輝可維持經年累月,照亮了我們永恆的回憶。」

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新聞稿 for 10-01-2022

中華表演藝術基金會第34屆音樂季 (2022-2023)場音樂會,將於101日週六晚8時,在新英格蘭音樂學院喬頓廳 (Jordan Hall) 舉行。鋼琴家莊雅斐演出鋼琴獨奏會曲目包括拉威爾蕭邦CPE巴赫,舒伯特, 拉赫瑪尼諾夫等作品。須出示打過疫苗或測試陰性證明方可入場。票價為 $15 (7-13)$30$50。提供學生免費票 (14歲以上),及非學生贈送卷。需事前預訂。6歲以下兒童請勿入場。詳情請查官網

鋼琴家雅斐精湛的琴藝,受到樂評家的驚嘆及好評。已在國際舞台贏得肯定與讚賞。她的恩師 Alfred Brendel 讚美她 『是一位具有特殊才華,智慧,精細敏感,並富駕馭能力的鋼琴家』

雅斐出生台灣,從小音樂天份即被發掘。之後遠渡德國學習再到美國深造,在德國弗萊堡 (Freiburg) 音樂學院,以四年時間完成六年的課業,從大學預科,本科,及碩士學位,還得到了榮譽藝術家文憑。在科隆 (Cologne) 音樂學院完成了獨奏家最高文憑。並獲得多項國際競賽大獎。 還在新英格蘭音樂學院取得了研究生文憑。

莊雅斐經常在世界各大音樂廳表演。與著名指揮家及樂團合作。她曾出現在眾多國際音樂節,包括華沙貝多芬,歐洲Musikfest Stuttgart,德國Leipzig,巴哈,RuhrSchleswig-Holstein,美國Gilmore, SarasotaTanglewood 等。她是挪威國際格里格 (Grieg) 鋼琴比賽及維也納貝多芬鋼琴比賽的評審。

德國ECM,法國Harmonia Mundi, 瑞典Naxos,和紐約Philomusica等唱片公司都曾為她錄音。德國魯爾Ruhr音樂節發行了許多她的現場錄音,包括一張她的個人專輯。這張專輯在福諾論壇 (Fono Forum) 雜誌以頭版登出。雜誌稱讚她 : “恬淡流動性的琴藝, 雅緻且細膩.” 她所錄製Hindem室內樂作品受到國際唱片評論 (International Record Review) 授予特殊的獎項。「音樂樂迷雜誌」(Fanfare Magazine) 將她的孟德爾頌 (Mendelssohn) 第一號鋼琴協奏曲的現場錄音列入與 Perahia, Rudolf Serkin, John Ogdon等大師齊名的等級中。

莊雅斐的雙鋼琴演奏合作對象包括Noah Bendix-BalgleyMartin Chalifour等世界級大,並與Steven Isserlis Robert Levin 二人定期合作演出。莊雅斐詮釋了許多最具挑戰性的現代獨奏和室內樂曲。她為作曲家John Harbison, Stanley WaldenThomas Oboe Lee 的作品做了世界首演。

莊雅斐目前任教於波士頓音樂學院和新英格蘭音樂學院預科。她極受歡迎的大師班遍及美國,歐洲和亞洲,並每年定期在歐洲薩爾茨堡 (Salzburg) Mozarteum 開班教授。

當晚曲目有:

 舒伯特:音樂時刻,作品94,D.780
    (Moment Musicaux, Op.94,D.780)
蕭邦: B小調第三奏鳴曲,作品 58 
    (Sonata No. 3 in B Minor, Op. 58)
CPE
巴赫: E小調迴旋曲 Wq 66 『告別我的西爾伯曼古鋼琴
    (Rondo in E Minor, Wq 66  “Farewell to my Silbermann Clavichord”)
拉威爾: 高貴與感傷的圓舞曲
    (Valses nobles et sentimentales)
拉赫瑪尼諾夫: B小調第二奏鳴曲,作品36
    (Sonata No.2 in B-flat Minor,Op.36)










 

    



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