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姓名: 陳毓襄 Gwhyneth Chen (20/21)
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鋼琴/陳毓襄
Piano: Gwhyneth Chen

鋼琴家陳毓襄,擁有超人的琴藝及天才般的音樂詮釋力。1993年陳毓襄以最年輕的參賽者及卓越琴藝勇奪『波哥雷里奇國際鋼琴大賽』桂冠,榮獲十萬美獎的獎金(最高獎金的鋼琴大賽)。賽後,波哥雷里奇還盛讚她的才華『好得令人難以置信』。美國CNN電視也在國際間轉播了此成績。近年在瑞士,臺灣,陳毓襄常與波哥雷里奇共同舉行音樂會演出。

陳毓襄出生於臺灣,1980年赴美求學跟隨 Robert Turner, 和 Aube Tzerko.。隨後進入茱莉亞音樂學院取得學士與碩士。在紐約期間跟隨Martin Canin, Byron Janis 和 殷承宗。

12 歲時,獲全美五十州鋼琴比賽少年組冠軍,三年後又榮獲青年組冠軍,創下同一人獲得該比賽少年組與青年組冠軍的紀錄。高中時期她更跨組至大學參加國際鋼琴錄音比賽並贏得首獎。1988年參加全美青少年鍵盤藝術家比賽首獎及一臺演奏鋼琴。

19歲時,陳毓襄進入『莫斯科柴可夫斯基國際鋼琴大賽』決賽以唯一的女鋼琴家榮獲最佳女性獎。1992年在俄國聖彼得堡『普羅高菲夫國際鋼琴大賽』獲得銅牌。1991年在紐約Thomas Richner 國際鋼琴大賽獲得首獎。1999年,國際網路音樂大賽首獎。

1995年陳毓襄獲選為美國一百位頂尖華人代表。並受李登輝總統邀請至總統府參加『總統府音樂會』演出。2002年受臺灣總統夫人吳淑珍女士訪美,陳毓襄受邀至華府雙橡園演出。2008年,受邀於馬英九總統就職典禮演出。

2008年,陳毓襄以『臺灣之光』代表參加北京奧運運慶祝音樂會,由呂紹嘉指揮臺北市立交響樂團於北京國家大劇院合作演出。2018 年,陳毓襄再次代表臺灣和陳美安指揮國立臺灣交響樂團在洛衫磯迪士尼音樂廳演出。

2010年,受邀錄製『珍愛的蕭邦』個人演奏專輯,歷年或臺灣金曲獎最佳演奏獎。

陳毓襄的演奏生涯輝煌,十一歲公開彈奏普羅高菲夫第三號鋼琴協奏曲,十三歲與洛杉磯愛樂交響樂團合作演出起,合作過的國際知名樂團不計其數,如:洛杉磯愛樂,香港愛樂,莫斯科廣播交響樂團,格林威爾交響樂團,挪威卑爾根愛樂交響樂團,日本九州交響樂團,臺灣國家交響樂團,上海交響樂團,莫斯科國家愛樂,帕莎第納交響樂團,太平洋交響樂團,亞斯本音樂節交響樂團,Fresnes交響樂團,薩格勒布愛樂樂團及紐約寧靜湖小交響樂團等。曾連續六季受邀與邁阿密交響樂團合作演出,並受邀與英國指揮大衛˙艾德敦(David Atherton)率領的香港愛樂合作於美國,加拿大舉行巡演;由費多賽耶夫(Vladmir Fedoseyev)指揮的莫斯科廣播交響樂團合作於北美,墨西哥演出;與龐金(Vladmir Ponkin)指揮的俄羅斯愛樂管弦樂團合作於臺灣巡演。陳毓襄並獲邀於科羅拉多交響樂團的創團音樂會中,擔任首位演出隻獨奏家,在滿座15’000位觀眾前,演出柴可夫斯基『第一號鋼琴協奏曲』。

陳毓襄演奏會遍佈世界各地,如紐約林肯中心,舊金山Davis 演奏廳,洛杉磯音樂中心,溫哥華皇家劇院,甘迺迪中心,臺北國家音樂廳,法國坎城的的德步西廳,也曾經在莫斯科音樂院大廳的季節開幕音樂會演出。

陳毓襄曾經在很多國際音樂節演出,例如阿思本音樂節,蒙特利音樂節,波蘭,德國,以及西班牙的蕭邦音樂節。2010年,受邀於紀念蕭邦 200 週年,在臺北國家音樂廳演出全套蕭邦夜曲,2011年在李斯特200 年冥誕之際,挑戰演出李斯特『超技練習曲全集』。

經常投入慈善演出的陳毓襄,2011年受邀為日本地震海嘯的募款音樂會演出(慈濟和萬佛聖城合辦),也參與美國癌症協會慈善義演。在2017年,在加拿大卡加利為北美最大的遊民中心舉辦募款音樂會,成為了卡加利榮譽市民。

2013年,陳毓襄榮獲了第一屆宣化基金會的人道精神奬,2014 年得榮獲了中華孝道協會的孝道獎。

陳毓襄是史坦威藝術家,2017 年拍了史坦威全球廣告。

Ms Gwhyneth Chen (陳毓襄) 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 Robert Turner and Aube Tzerko in Los Angeles where she attended the Los Angeles County High School for the Arts. 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 19, she was a finalist in the 1990 Tschaikovsky International Piano Competition. 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 Hall 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 recently performed at the Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles as a soloist with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. She has also represented her country with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, as "the Pride of Taiwan" in the opening concert at 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 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.