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姓名: 陳毓襄Gwhyneth Chen(2018)
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鋼琴/陳毓襄
陳毓襄女士是台灣美籍鋼琴家,1993年獲得鋼琴比賽歷史上最高的現金獎($100,000.00),當年她才23歲,是伊沃波利雷利奇國際鋼琴比賽中最年輕的選手。在頒發該獎項之後,波哥雷里奇(Pogorelich)先生曾親口稱讚她的才能:「她厲害到讓人難以置信。」此評論一出,無庸置疑地推祟她是同其當中最優秀的佼佼者之一。CNN也在其全球電視網上播放陳毓襄女士的優勝新聞。近年來,她都與伊沃·波哥雷里奇(Ivo Pogorelich)在瑞士和台灣同台演出。
1980年,出生於台灣的陳女士與家人一起移民美國,並且繼續研讀音樂學校,她的同學有愛德華多·德爾加多(Eduardo Delgado)、羅伯特·特納(Robert Turner)、和奧柏·徹寇(Aube Tzerko)。她在茱莉亞學院獲得了音樂學士和碩士學位。在紐約求學期間,擔任過她的教授有馬丁·卡寧(Martin Canin)、拜倫·詹尼斯(Byron Janis)和殷承宗。
12歲時,她贏得全美音樂教師協會頒發的50州鋼琴比賽冠軍。三年後,她又再度贏得該獎項的全美國冠軍,創下了同一人獲得初中組和高中組雙料冠軍的紀錄。接著,她繼續以高中生身份參加大學組的賽事,並在國際錄音鋼琴比賽中贏得大獎。
19歲時,她在莫斯科舉辦的1990年柴可夫斯基國際鋼琴比賽中入圍決賽,還因為是唯一的女性入圍者而被授予「最佳女子獎」。1992年,她是俄羅斯聖彼得堡普羅柯菲夫國際鋼琴比賽的銅牌得主。1991年,毓襄在紐約Thomas Richner國際鋼琴比賽中獲得冠軍。1999年,她在紐約舉行的國際網絡音樂會試奏比賽中獲得大獎。當年她高中畢業時也贏得了盛大的青年琴鍵藝術家全美國鋼琴比賽的大獎。
身為華人音樂界的表率,陳毓襄於1995年當選「百大傑出華人」,並受邀到總統府在李登輝總統出席的全國電視轉播音樂會上表演。2002年,第一夫人吳淑珍赴美國進行「和平之旅」時,陳毓襄也受邀在華盛頓哥倫比亞特區演出並發表演講。2008年,她也受邀在新當選的台灣總統馬英九的就職典禮上演出。
2008年,陳女士與呂紹嘉指導下的台北市立交響樂團以「台灣之光」身份代表國家在中國北京國家大劇院(「鋼蛋」)的奧運開幕慶典音樂會上擔綱演出。
陳女士的CD專輯(奇美唱片公司發行)為記念蕭邦誕辰200週年所發行的「珍愛的蕭邦」在2011年金曲獎上榮獲「最佳演奏獎」。
陳女士曾以獨奏家身份在多個樂團中演出,包括洛杉磯愛樂樂團、香港愛樂樂團、莫斯科廣播交響樂團、格林維爾交響樂團、卑爾根愛樂樂團、日本九州交響樂團、台灣國家交響樂團、上海交響樂團、莫斯科國立愛樂樂團、帕薩迪納交響樂團、太平洋交響樂團、阿斯彭音樂節交響樂團、台北市交響樂團、沃斯堡交響樂團、弗爾內斯交響樂團、薩格勒布愛樂樂團和普萊西德湖交響樂團。她曾連續六個賽季與邁阿密交響樂團合作,也曾與大衛·阿瑟頓(David Atherton)和香港愛樂樂團合作,赴美國和加拿大巡迴演出;與弗拉基米爾·費多謝耶夫(Vladmir Fedoseyev)和莫斯科廣播交響樂團巡迴整個北美和墨西哥做演出;並與弗拉基米爾·龐金(Vladimir Ponkin)旗下的俄羅斯愛樂樂團一齊完成台灣巡迴演出。在新科羅拉多交響樂團的奢華首演中,她被選為第一獨奏家,在麥克尼克斯體育場的15,000名觀眾之前演奏柴可夫斯基的第一鋼琴協奏曲。
1994年,陳毓襄在德國慕尼黑王宫的赫拉克勒斯廳(Herkulessaal)舉行了首演,接著是克羅地亞和西班牙的獨奏。同年,她在莫斯科音樂學院大廳與俄羅斯國家交響樂團在米哈伊爾·普萊特涅夫(Mikhail Pletnev)指揮下演奏了拉赫瑪尼諾夫第三鋼琴協奏曲,為該賽季的開幕音樂會擔綱演出。1999年,她在林肯中心的愛麗絲塔利大廳上演了她的紐約演奏處女秀。
陳女士是國際音樂節上的熱門人物,她經常積極參與阿斯彭音樂節、蒙特利爾音樂節、波戈里奇節、鮑登音樂節、馬略卡蕭邦音樂節、波蘭蕭邦音樂節、漢諾威蕭邦音樂節、維也納蕭邦音樂節、普萊西德湖(Lake Placid)音樂節。2010年,她在台灣的蕭邦音樂節上演奏完整的蕭邦夜曲,紀念蕭邦誕辰200週年。2011年,她在李斯特誕辰200週年慶典上演奏了李斯特的12首《超技練習曲》。
在她廣泛豐富的演奏會中,往往可以演奏出悸動人心的音樂;例如在肯尼迪中心、舊金山戴維斯音樂廳、洛杉磯音樂中心、溫哥華皇家劇院、維多利亞的歐菲姆劇院、台灣國家音樂廳、墨西哥城國立貝拉斯藝術學院、莫斯科音樂學院的大廳、莫斯科的柴可夫斯基音樂廳和戛納的德布西音樂廳都令觀眾激動不已而獲得如雷貫耳的掌聲。她在愛沙尼亞的愛德華杜賓音樂節上也曾經進行過獨奏巡迴音樂會。
陳女士也經常捐贈各種慈善活動。她曾與北加州佛教慈濟組織合作,2011年為日本救災行動舉辦了一場成功的慈善音樂會。她也曾為北加州的噴泉專案、美國癌症協會和萬佛城以及法界佛教協會的分支機構做過慈善演出。
她擔任過2005年和1999年台灣蕭邦鋼琴、2003年第一屆台灣國際鋼琴比賽、2003年第六屆莫諾波利國際鋼琴比賽亞洲分會、1998年台灣青年藝術家國際比賽等的競賽評審委員。2010年,她也曾經任教於義大利佩魯賈音樂節。
2013年,為表揚她對藝術和靈性融合的貢獻,陳毓襄獲得台灣宣化文教基金會頒發的首屆傑出人道主義獎。2014年,台灣孝道協會提名並頒贈年度孝道獎給她,以彰顯她在宣揚傳統文化上的最高典範表現。
陳毓襄也擔任鋼琴大廠史坦威(Steinway&Sons)的藝術家。最近,該廠推出全球最好的高音質全新Spirio自動演奏鋼琴並拍攝全球宣傳影片時,就邀請她來擔綱演出。
陳毓襄是個素食主義者,自1993年以來,就一直將佛教靈性融入她的音樂訓練中。

Piano: Gwhyneth Chen
Ms Gwhyneth Chen is a Taiwanese-American pianist who in 1993, won the biggest cash prize in the history of piano competitions, ($100,000.00.) Ms. Chen, then a young woman of 23, was the youngest contestant at the Ivo Pogorelich International Piano Competition. Subsequent to the award, Mr. Pogorelich himself said of her talent, "She is too good to be true." Immediately recognized as one of the foremost pianists of her generation, the victory was broadcast internationally on CNN television. In recent years she has played joint concerts with Ivo Pogorelich in Switzerland and in Taiwan.
Born in Taiwan, Ms Chen emigrated to the United States with her family in 1980, where she continued her musical studies with Eduardo Delgado, Robert Turner, and Aube Tzerko. She received her Bachelor and Master of Music degrees from the Juilliard School. While in New York, her teachers were Martin Canin, Byron Janis and Yin Cheng-Zong.
At the age of 12, she was the first prize winner of the 50-state National Piano Competition, by the Music Teacher's National Association. Three years later she won the National Competition again, setting a record by winning both Junior High and the Senior High Competitions. She continued by winning Grand Prize in the international recording piano competition, competing in the college division when she was only in high school.
At the age of nineteen, she was a finalist in the 1990 Tschaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow. She was also awarded the “Best Lady Prize” for being the only female finalist. In 1992, she was the bronze medalist, this time in the Prokofieff International Piano Competition, in St. Petersburg, Russia. In 1991 Gwhyneth was the first prize winner in the Thomas Richner International Piano Competition in New York. She was the grand prize winner of the International Web Concert Audition Competition in 1999 in New York. As the Grand Prize winner of the Young Keyboard Artists National Piano Competition during her senior year of high school she won a grand piano.
A leading Chinese musical figure, Gwhyneth Chen was included in the 1995 edition of the One Hundred Most Successful Chinese People and appeared in a nationally televised gala concert at the Presidential Palace in the presence of President Lee of Taiwan. In 2002, she was invited to perform and speak in Washington DC during the First Lady Wu Shu-chen's, Peace Journey to the United States. In 2008 she performed at the inaugural festivities for the newly elected President of Taiwan, Ma Ying-jeou.
Ms. Chen represented her country with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Lu Shao-chia, as "the Pride of Taiwan" in the opening concert in the National Grand Theatre ("Steel Egg") in Beijing, China, to celebrate the 2008 Olympics.
Ms. Chen's CD on the Chimei label, "Gwhyneth Chen: Chopin Favorites," celebrating Chopin's 200th anniversary, won "Best Performance" in the Golden Melody Awards in 2011.
Ms Chen has appeared as a soloist with a number of orchestras, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Hong Kong Philharmonic, Moscow Radio Symphony, Greenville Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Kyushu Symphony of Japan, Taiwan National Orchestra, Shanghai Symphonic, Moscow State Philharmonic, Pasadena Symphony, Pacific Symphonic, Aspen Music Festival Orchestra, Taipei City Symphony, Fort Worth Symphony, Orchestre Fresnes, Zagreb Philharmonic, and Lake Placid Symphonietta. She was engaged to play with the Miami Symphony for six consecutive seasons. Ms Chen has collaborated with David Atherton and the Hong Kong Philharmonic on a tour of the United States and Canada, with Vladimir Fedoseyev and the Moscow Radio Symphony throughout North America and Mexico, and completed a tour of Taiwan with the Russian Philharmonic under Vladimir Ponkin. For the extravagant debut of the New Colorado Symphony, she was chosen as the first soloist performing the Tschaikovsky First Piano Concerto before a crowd of 15,000 at the McNichols Stadium.
In 1994, Gwhyneth Chen made her recital debut in Munich at Herkulessal, followed by a recital tour of Croatia and Spain. That same year, she played the opening concert of the season in the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory with the Russian National Orchestra under Mikhail Pletnev performing the Rachmaninoff Third Piano Concerto. In 1999, she made her New York debut at Alice Tully Hall of Lincoln Center.
A popular figure at international festivals, Ms Chen has frequented the Aspen Music Festival, Montreal Music Festival, Pogorelich Festival, Bowdoin Music Festival, Chopin Festival in Majorca, Chopin Festival in Poland, Chopin Festival in Hanover, Chopin Festival in Vienna, and the Lake Placid Music Festival. In 2010, she performed the complete Chopin Nocturnes at the Chopin Festival in Taiwan, commemorating Chopin's 200th Anniversary. In 2011 she performed the twelve Transcendental Etudes of Liszt, for Liszt's 200th anniversary.
Her extensive concertizing career has thrilled audiences in halls such as the Kennedy Center, San Francisco's Davies Hall, the Los Angeles Music Center, Vancouver's Royal Theater, Victoria's Orpheum Theatre, the National Concert Hall in Taiwan, Instituto Nacional de Bellas Arts In Mexico City, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Tschaikovsky Hall of Moscow, and Debussy Hall in Cannes. She conducted a solo recital tour of Estonia in the Eduard Tubin Music Festival.
A frequent benefactor of charitable events, Ms. Chen performed a successful benefit concert for the 2011 Japan Disaster Relief in collaboration with Buddhist Tzu Chi Organization of Northern California. She has donated her talents to concerts for the Fountain Project of Northern California, the American Cancer Society and the City of Ten Thousand Buddhas, and the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association's branches.
She has been a jury member in the Taiwan Chopin Piano Competition in 2005 and 1999, the 2003 First Taiwan International Piano Competition, the 2003 Asian Division of the 6th Monopoli International Piano Competition, and the 1998 Taiwan Young Artists International Competition. She was on the faculty for the Perugia Music Festival in Italy in 2010.
In 2013 Gwhyneth was the recipient of the inaugural Distinguished Humanitarian Award, presented by the Hsuan Hua Foundation of Taiwan. She was cited for her contribution to the integration of arts and spirituality. In 2014 she was awarded the Filiality Award given by Taiwan’s Filiality Association, which names annually one exemplar of the highest expression of traditional Chinese culture.
Gwhyneth Chen is a Steinway Artist and was recently featured by Steinway & Sons in the global promotional video for the innovative Steinway Spirio, the world’s finest high resolution player piano.
Gwhyneth is a vegetarian, and since 1993, has integrated aspects of Buddhist spirituality into her musical training.