Sunday, June 23, 2013

TAIWAN TATLER HIGH-T With Rueibin Chen





by Magazine Taiwan Tatler




[This is not a review, this is just sharing my thoughts.] How was the concert of master pianist Rueibin Chen?



                    
If you are a music professional, you must already know him; if you simply are a classical music lover like me, then you must get to know him. Rueibin Chen, an Austrian Chinese pianist branded by the European music critiques as “A genius we only get to see every twenty years,” and “The fifth generation successor of Beethoven’s heritage.” This world class concert pianist was born in Taiwan, you must get to know him!
                                                                               
                                                                            April 17 , 2013 by YOURART

http://www.yourart.asia/news/show/5365


【這不是樂評‧是心得分享】鋼琴大師陳瑞斌 Rueibin Chen 音樂會好聽嗎?


如果你音樂圈內人,一定早已熟知他,如果你和我一樣只是單純喜好古典的聽樂人,那麼這位被歐洲樂評譽為「二十年才出現的一個天才」、「貝多芬第五代傳人」的奧地利華裔國際鋼琴大師陳瑞斌,你一定要認識他,他來自台灣!!



聆聽陳瑞斌的演奏,相信你會和我一樣震撼他在黑白鋼琴鍵上靈活躍動、出神入化的彈奏技巧,時而展現排山倒海似的磅礡氣勢,時而表現珠落玉盤般的清脆輕盈,這樣極富情感的演奏張力和炫麗技藝的表現,令人霎那間為之著迷。他的每一場音樂會曲終,臺下始終掌聲雷動久久不散...


一般人覺得學音樂似乎是有錢人家的專利,而陳瑞斌生長在小康家庭,是個道道地地台灣台南人,五歲由父親啟蒙,六歲就彈貝多芬「悲愴奏鳴曲第三樂章」拿下鋼琴比賽的頭魁,十三歲被國家甄選為音樂資優生送往維也納。一個人隻身前往異地,聽不懂,看不懂,不會說,又內向,凡事都得自己打理,再加上常因練琴被房東趕來趕去,得到處尋覓廉價屋,經歷了一段艱苦的歲月,陳瑞斌部落格一段文章「我是個鄉下小孩,十三歲第一次搭飛機,就飛到維也納去上學。我像沒有退路的過河卒子,只有拚命用功,才不會浪費家裏的錢,也才不會成績不好被退學。如今的孩子因選擇太多,反而缺少毅力,興趣與熱誠容易動搖,往往還沒真正發現工作的內涵就轉身離開,這是幸或不幸?」


他在20歲之前已獲得5項國際鋼琴大賽金牌。並為華沙蕭邦、以色列魯賓斯坦及美國鹽湖城、羅馬等18項國際鋼琴音樂大賽得主。曾獲國際薩爾斯堡藝術節頒發的「最佳音樂貢獻獎」。金曲獎「最佳古典演奏專輯」及「最佳個人演奏」兩大獎項得主。


陳瑞斌的鋼琴傳奇一書中記載著一段話:「我的音樂人生,一段不畏艱難,堅持走自己的路的過程。那段歲月就好比釀造葡萄酒一樣,先要找到合適的土地栽種頂級水果,再熬過發酵與潛藏期之後,才能成為好酒。」陳瑞斌將自己的人生體驗反映至他的鋼琴世界裡,憑藉著對音樂的執著與熱愛,不斷的在藝術的領域擴充自己的疆土,追求著真善美的境界,這位鋼琴大師陳瑞斌今年四月即將首度於台東藝術節演出,不妨闔家來一趟台東知性之旅,走入他的音樂世界,你將體驗一場藝想不到的音樂之旅...


台東藝術節即將演出訊息

2013臺東藝術節-鋼琴大師陳瑞斌Rueibin Chen & Friends 音樂會

時間:2013/04/27 - 2013/04/27

http://www.yourart.asia/news/show/4861



陳瑞斌Rueibin Chen 鋼琴大師班4月28日(日)台東舉行

時間:2013/04/28 - 2013/04/28

http://www.yourart.asia/news/show/4862


更多鋼琴大師陳瑞斌介紹:

陳瑞斌部落格

http://tw.myblog.yahoo.com/rueibin_pianist/


粉絲團專頁

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rueibin-Chen-%E9%99%B3%E7%91%9E%E6%96%8C-Pianist/111841418849089


大紀元報導:少年陳瑞斌勇闖維也納的感人故事

http://www.epochtimes.com.tw/143/4312.htm



[華裔鋼琴家陳瑞斌傑出音樂成就 獲經文處頒獎] 洛城18台晚間新聞11162012

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O470ukwUBrE


20120602《音樂有愛》〈天使手指〉鋼琴大師 http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=AC1_R6pqVi0#at=31



Chen Rueibin, a Chinese-Austrian born in Taiwan, continued his study under the legendary Lazar Berman. Chen has won medals in various international piano competitions. The recipient of many prizes, Chen was awarded the "Bösendorfer" prize in Vienna and was chosen by the Minister of Culture in Taiwan as the "Best Young Artist". Chen won the "Best Prize for Contributions to Music" at Salzburg International Music Festival and the "Albert Roussel Prize" in Paris . He was awarded the "Taiwan Millennium Best Artistic Performance Award" in 2000, the "Golden Melody Awards" for "Best Performance" and for "Best Album", and the "Character of Highest Potential" in Taiwan. Chen was also honoured by the County Supervisor of Greater Los Angeles County for promoting diplomacy between the United States and Taiwan through music with his solo recital.

Chen was named the Principal Soloist of "Moldova" Iasi and Tirgu Mures Philharmonic Orchestra in Romania.

Programme


28 November 2009 (Sat) 8pm
Auditorium, Tsuen Wan Town HallTickets: $150, $120, $90


Performers

Conductor:Wai Sing-fat
Guest Conductors:Wang Fujian, Aik Yew-goh
Piano Solo:Chen RueibinHuqin Solo:Wong On-yuen
Hong Kong Music Lover Chinese OrchestraSpring Melody Chorus


Programme

Orchestra: As the Moon Rises (Ancient tune, Arr. Peng Xiuwen)

Pipa Leading: Kwan Lai-yee

Conductor: Aik Yew-goh

Orchestra: The Dragon (Law Wai-lun)

Conductor: Aik Yew-goh


Piano Concerto: The Yellow River (Yin Chengzong, Sheng Lihong, Chu Wanghua and Liu Zhuang, Arr. Liu Wenjin)


Piano Solo: Chen Rueibin

Conductor: Wang Fujian






Some after thoughts from the 2 most memorable concerts

Rueibin Chen — a reluctant artist Friday, April 6, 2012 By Lin Yuting,


The China Post In March, Austrian-Taiwanese pianist Rueibin Chen (陳瑞斌) and three young pianists with physical disabilities — presented two “Rueibin Chen & Friends” (愛與陽光音樂會) concerts in Tainan and Taipei, assisted by Chen's colleagues and the Motech Culture and Art Foundation . The China Post caught up with Chen after the event. How did the concerts turn out? The audience was touched but thought it was too brief. They wanted more. Some cried while others held back their tears. Collaborating with the students went smoother than I expected. One student is autistic while the other two are blind. With the autistic student, we had difficulty communicating through words; I used simple, direct instructions like “OK” or “not OK.” But through music we had something in common. The blind students memorized the whole score, not only their parts but also my part. Rehearsing together was more complicated than I thought but we found a way to avoid bumping into each others' hands. Do you think of anything before going on stage? Nothing really. You're almost onstage! What else can you think of? You must always be in peak condition before going on stage, because one cannot warm up backstage. You play right away when you get on. It is cruel but the audience won't sympathize. How did you get onto the pianist's path? I went abroad to study as a child. I studied the piano at my father's behest, and did not enjoy practicing much. Every child in my family competed in music as my father wished. There was a piano in the household when I was born, purchased not for me but for my uncle. Pianos were rare in southern Taiwan at that time; father got it third-hand. I learned to play by recognizing the patterns on the ivory keys formed due to humidity, but the pianos I played on in competitions elsewhere had pristine white keys. I practiced on the family piano until successfully auditioning to study in Vienna. I accompanied a choir everyday for two years, and then went abroad after a year or so of junior high. Back then the Ministry of Education  still had prodigy evaluations, which gave me not funding but a student passport, which allowed me to visit my family in Taiwan without being drafted into the military. How did studying abroad change you? I actually did not practice that much in Vienna. Even to this day I enjoy listening to music more than practicing. There were so many art events in Vienna, more than what you can take in. My [classmates there] kept on reminding me to practice. Almost 30 years later my dad still has not visited Vienna, but we keep in touch over the phone. Who else has influenced you in life? My late teacher Lazar Berman [1930-2005]. Beyond music, he told me about real-life experiences of his coming from Russia to the West, as well as about the dark side of the classical music industry. It is practically a mafia world; to be in the industry and not use the mafia approach is very difficult. Sometimes musicality ends up being entirely sidelined. ■ ► Next, Chen is flying to Los Angeles to play an outdoor concert series. He is also being featured by writer Wu Jie in 'Taiwan Zan' (台灣讚), a book about Taiwan's talents and beautiful places.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Rueibin Chen Piano Recital


Rachmaninoff is widely considered one of the finest pianists of his day.
As a composer, he was one of the last great representatives of Romanticism in Russian classical music.


Rachmaninoff’s music is often used in cinema, especially themes from his second and third piano concertos, as well as the Eighteenth variation of Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini. Rachmaninoff’s melodies have also often been referenced by composers of American popular music.

At sixteen years of age, Rueibin Chen was the youngest prize winner of the International Rachmaninoff piano competition in 1984.

His masterful performances of Rachmaninoff’s complete piano concertos (including the Paganini Rhapsody Op 43) in two consecutive nights at the Taiwan’s National Concert Hall garnered significant critical acclaim. The performance was considered to be first of its kind and left a sensational imprint in the minds of the vast audience.

For the first time in Taiwan, his concert program will feature the complete Rachmaninoff transcriptions; .....Liebesfreud,liebeseid, Rimsky-Korsakoff-Rachmaninoff: Flights of Bumble bee; nocturne.....

Be prepared to immerse yourself in this journey with Ruei Bin Chen as he shares the brilliant sound and colorful melody of Rachmaninoff’s piano legacy.  

Fans Hall-Angel finger pianist Rueibin Chen



Interview with pianist Rueibin Chen as he shares his stories on learning music and experiences in international piano competition.

http://www.singtao.tv/?p=3381