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BW 作為一位演奏家,你認為甚麼是彈奏蕭邦音樂的要

素,而我們在彈奏時需要留意的? PP 這是十分複雜的,不是三言兩語就能說明。蕭邦建

議的是簡樸 – 不要在台上做嘩眾取寵的事。 BW 那麼節奏自由的風格呢? PP 節奏自由的風格是十分重要的,而且絕對是和其樂

曲緊緊相扣的。沒有自由的節奏,蕭邦的音樂就失 去其生命。節奏自由的風格有上百種層次。你必需 保持時間上的準確,而且所有事情必需事先準備妥 當。當然,他是受古典音樂的影響。他的奏鳴曲中 的第一樂章都有古典奏鳴曲的結構,可是其音樂是 截然不同的。我們絕不能把蕭邦的音樂和古典音樂 相比。 BW But there is a limit from the audience as to how

much they spend on concert tickets, for example, we have prize winners from Leeds, Chopin, Tchaikovsky or Rubinstein competition. They will have to make the decision!

PP Taste is the key thing. I don’t want to say there

are many cheap tastes playing around. These pianists are trying to win the public but not to play better. They do not want to enter a deeper level of the composition; they only want win the public and subsequently, receive more engagements. Agencies can then get more tickets – they do not necessary care about how a Chopin Sonata can be refined but they care about their business. This is also important role as a serious jury; to suggest to musical organiser that he or she has the potential to establish a career; to be a serious musician and artist not a showman. What a pianist will do afterwards, it is then their choice. BW To a performer, what would you say is the essence

of playing Chopin’s music that we need to capture?

PP It is so complicated that I don’t feel I am able to

say it in a few words. What Chopin suggested to students was simplicity – not to make circus on stage. BW How about rubato? PP Rubato is something very important and it is

absolutely connected to his score. Without rubato, Chopin music is dead. There are a hundred levels of different rubatos. You have to stay correct with the timing and that everything is prepared. Of course, he felt the influence of the Classical music. The first movements from his sonatas have the structures of classical sonata, but the music is completely different. We cannot compare his language to classical language.

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October 2015 / The Pianist

Piotr Paleczny

Piotr Paleczny - One of the most outstanding Polish pianists, a prize-winner of five international piano competitions, Piotr Paleczny completed his piano studies under Jan Ekier at the Fryderyk Chopin University of Music in Warsaw. Also hugely influential in shaping his artistic personality were his contacts with Arthur Rubinstein and Witold Lutosławski. His success at the 8th International Fryderyk Chopin Piano Competition, where he finished behind only Garrick Ohlsson and Mitsuko Uchida, opened the doors for Paleczny to many prestigious concert halls around the world. His Third Prize, special prize for the best performance of a polonaise and Witold Małcużyński Prize launched his career, which he has continued to the present day, pursuing concert work on all the continents of the world. He has performed as a soloist with such renowned orchestras as the Chicago Symphony, American Symphony, Concertgebouw, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Symphony Orchestra, Yomiuri Nippon, Gewandhaus, Tonhalle Orchester Zürich, RAI, Santa Cecilia, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Mexico, Orquesta Nacional de España, Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional de Argentina, Warsaw Philharmonic and Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra. He has performed in concert at such famous venues as the Carnegie Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and UN General Assembly Hall in New York, Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Berliner Philharmonie, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Teatro Colón in Buenos Aires, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Musikverein and Konzerthaus in Vienna, Royal Festival Hall in London and Festspielhaus in Salzburg. He has given masterclasses in New York, Tokyo, Sydney, Buenos Aires, Bordeaux, Paris, Freiburg, Amsterdam, Hamamatsu, Montevideo, Toronto, Copenhagen, Mexico City, Lugano, Warsaw and elsewhere. He has gained huge recognition as a juror of major international piano competitions, including in Warsaw (Chopin Competition), Leeds, Paris, London, Cleveland, Toronto, Seoul, Moscow (Tchaikovsky Competition), Salt Lake City, Minneapolis, Montreal, Tel Aviv, Santander, Tokyo, Kitzingen, Casablanca, Prague, Hamamatsu, Sendai, Geneva, Taipei, Shenzhen, Weimar, Manchester, Los Angeles, Hilton Head and Takamatsu.

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was established in December 2010 by concert pianist Bobby Chen, and takes place every two years at the prestigious Yehudi Menuhin School in Surrey, England, UK, one of the very top music schools in the world. Bobby was a former student at the Yehudi Menuhin School (1991-1998). OMWPA Tutors include winners of the Gramaphone Award, Diapason d’Or de l’Année, France’s ‘Grand Prix du Disque’, recipients of the knighthood by the Order of St. John of Jerusalem and the Medal of St. Stephen from the President of Hungary, editor of ‘Piano Professional’ Magazine, score editor for Boosey & Hawkes, 3 former Heads of Keyboards at UK’s Music Colleges, and professors from the Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama, Guildhall School of Music & Drama, Trinity Laban, Birmingham Conservatoire, Chetham's School of Music, and the Yehudi Menuhin School. OMWPA Participants are music students, adult music teachers, and amateur music enthusiasts aged 9 and above. For around 2 intensive weeks in December, Participants receive full board/accommodation, all hot meals, and full access to all lessons, lectures and concerts onsite at the Yehudi Menuhin School. Students receive individual one-to-one piano lessons, together with group lectures in Composition, Improvisation, Chamber music, Conducting, Sight-Reading, Memorization & Technique, and The Baroque. In addition to these, Tutors provide at least 7 evening Concerts & Lectures; topics include ‘A detailed look at the first movement of Beethoven's Appassionata’, ‘Foundations of Piano Technique’, ‘The Mystery of the Jazz Piano’ and others. A typical working day starts at 9am and finishes at 8:45pm or 9:30pm. OMWPA’s full details at www.omwpa.com. For the next OMWPA in December 2016, you may e-mail us at: omwpa@mail.com / info@omwpa.com, and we will then provide you with the selection procedures / deadlines. Violin (Cello) students may also enroll. OMWPA gratefully receives extensive publicity and supportive sponsorship from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM).

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