Concert 3
Burnes Hall 7:30 pm

Chi-Wei Lo 駱奇偉 piano
 

~Program~

Dance of the Seven Deadly Sins
 


 



Chi-Wei Lo
駱奇偉
,  pianist


駱 奇偉,1993年出生於高雄,2010–2016年之間榮獲美國紐約茱莉亞音樂學院 (The Juilliard School)鋼琴演奏學士與碩士,師承國際 知名大師Jerome Lowenthal與陳宏寬教授,並接受知名藝術家Roberto Poli、Ran Blake、Joe Morris、Anthony Coleman、Russell Sherman、Wha Kyung Byun、宋如音教授、劉孟捷教授、陳必先教授、Joseph Kalichstein、Matti Raekallio、Robert Levin…等大師指導。

2005年參加波士頓胡桃山藝術學院 (Walnut Hill School for the Arts) 中華藝術表演基金會舉行的協奏曲比賽榮獲第一名,在 戶外音樂廣場 (Esplanade)與波士頓芭蕾舞團指揮Jonathan Mcphee波士頓長木樂團 (Long Wood Symphony) 演出李斯 特的《死之舞》。
隨後獲得獎學金而跳級進入胡桃山藝術高中 (Walnut Hill School for the  Arts)。 

2008年在新英格蘭音樂院協奏曲比賽拿下第一名,並在音樂學院的喬登廳 (Jordan Hall)由大師Benjamin Zander指揮演出拉威爾「G大 調鋼琴協奏曲」,並在同場次演出史特拉文斯基芭蕾舞劇《彼德洛西卡》擔任鋼琴演出。

同年,在A. Ramon Rivera鋼琴比賽拿下了第一名。 2010年贏得了Williams Chorales比賽第二名、Harvard Musical Association 第三名、 Steinway Competition (史坦威比賽) 第一名。

除了古典樂,奇偉也專心投入現代即興演奏,並在美國與歐洲各地重新詮釋麥克傑克森 (Michael Jackson),詹姆斯布朗 (James Brown), 以及皇后樂團 (Queen) 等經典名曲。

2016年奇偉與即興室內樂團The Illustrators在紐約各地演出,一起錄製了一張實驗性專輯。 2017年九月成為美國新英格蘭音樂學院(New England Conservatory)博士候選人,主修現代鋼琴即興。 2018年五月和Psychopomp Contemporary Ensemble (普緒科蓬現代即興樂團) 在Bandcamp發行了第一張網路專輯。

2018年六月,在高雄捷運公司的邀約下推出「高捷十年,幸福綿延」一系列公益活動。在「致高雄」記者會,奇偉發表為高捷製作全球首發樂曲「致高雄」,隨後在光之 穹頂大廳舉行「奔放文森‧梵谷:高捷公益快閃鋼琴音樂會」,並進行現場徵答,贈送「駱奇偉音樂會特仕版一卡通」。 同月,奇偉在高雄市文化中心至善廳舉辦個人鋼琴 獨奏會 《奔放文森》。音樂人許馨心老師寫到:「看到了ㄧ場融合音樂、戲劇、繪畫、詩詞的多元藝術表演,而且全部都由ㄧ人包辦[...]演奏者不僅在表演形式上跳 脫框架,於音樂上的改編與即興也是一絕,實則力行此場音樂會所欲傳達之理念,足見演奏者其用心,令人欣喜!


同年十一月,奇偉受到紐英崙中華專業人員協會 (New England Association of Chinese Professionals) 的邀請 ,以「音樂藝術與人生」為主題,即興演奏並講解莫扎特的「閃爍的小星星」、鄧麗君的「甜蜜蜜」兩曲,歡慶專協的第41週年。

奇偉的新專輯,《十二分之十二》也在十一月正式發行,受到全省十餘家電台訪問,今年一月初更在台北文水藝文中心、高雄市音樂館進行公益巡演,贊助金額全數捐贈高雄 市社團法人腦性麻痺服務協會。「我從小就想去偏遠地區彈琴給平常不會去音樂廳的人。我記得當時聽到這個想法的人都笑了,但我至今還是保持同樣的初衷,奇偉說到:「 我們不能忘記自己的根,我身為一個高雄人,就應該要從高雄的團體開始捐助。

Biography

Born in Kaohsiung,  Taiwan,  pianist Chi Wei Lo started studying piano at the age of three. He soon established himself as one of the prominently gifted children in the country,  and has experienced success sharing his sincere love for music,  winning all the major national piano competitions. After winning First Prize in the Chinese Performing Arts Festival in 2005,  he performed Liszt’s Totentanz with Longwood Symphony Orchestra at Boston’s Esplanade,  under the baton of Jonathan McPhee. Mr. Lo’s creativity and style made the year 2008 marked by numerous accomplishments,  including First Prize in the A. Ramon Rivera Piano Competition,  The New England Conservatory’s Preparatory School Concerto Competition in the top category. In the year of 2010,  Mr. Lo would go on to win the Steinway competition.

Along with standard repertoire,  Mr. Lo has arranged songs from pop and rock artists including Michael Jackson,  The Beatles,  and Queen,  and has received praises for these repertoires in Asia,  the United States,  and Europe. Having graduated from the Juilliard School under the guidance of Mr. Jerome Lowenthal and Mr. Hung Kuan Chen in 2016,  Mr. Lo also enjoys an active schedule of performances as a soloist and chamber player and is expanding his creativity through different genres of music. In 2017,  Mr. Lo became a doctoral candidate at the New England Conservatory,  majoring in contemporary piano improvisation,  under the guidance of Mr. Ran Blake and Mr. Anthony Coleman. Performances in 2018 include a debut at TECO (Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York) with New Asia Chamber Society; a debut at Tufts University with Psychopomp,  improvising on the “intermezzo” of the silent film,  Metropolis (1927),  using a prepared piano and newly made percussion instruments.

During the summer of 2018,  Mr. Lo received high praise for his interdisciplinary piano recital,  “Declaration of Aesthetics, ” which acts out the life of Vincent van Gogh. In addition,  Mr. Lo was commissioned by the Kaohsiung Rapid Transit Corporation (KRTC) to write a composition,  “For Kaohsiung, ” in celebration of its 10 years anniversary,  and was invited to participate in a series of related events including a press conference,  a flashmob recital,  and the printing of Mr. Lo’s limited edition Metro card.

To celebrate his new album,  12/12,  which was released in November,  Mr. Lo’s promotional tour included appearances in more than ten radio stations in Taiwan and two benefit concerts for the Kaohsiung City Cerebral Palsy Association. “I have always felt that musicians have a responsibility to help and give back to their community, ” said Mr. Lo. “We must not forget our roots,  and that’s why I have chosen to start charity events in Kaohsiung,  my birth city,  with hopes to expand and give back to more communities worldwide.”
 



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Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts


中華表演藝術基金會
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
Lincoln,  Massachusetts