Oct 19, 2018 ( Fri) 8pm
2018年10月19日(星期五)晚上8時

Hong Kong Jockey Club Amphitheatre, HKAPA
香港賽馬會演藝劇院,香港演藝學院
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A violinist in a class of his own.
– The Times
「獨樹一格」-《泰晤士報》

Effusively lyrical… hair-raisingly virtuosic
– The Guardian
感情洋溢, 琴技超凡《衛報》

the Jascha Heifetz of our day
– Globe and Mail
「當今的海飛茲」- 《環球郵報》

Known for his virtuosity and probing musicianship, Grammy award-winning violinist James Ehnes is one of the foremost violinists of his generation. He has performed in over 35 countries, appearing regularly in the world’s great concert halls with the most celebrated orchestras and conductors. Pianist Andrew Armstrong has dazzled audiences throughout the world, including performances at Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall and the Kennedy Center.

憑音樂方面的出色表現及領導能力,獲格林美獎的艾尼斯被公認為同輩中最出色的小提琴家之一。他的演奏足跡遍佈了35個國家,與不同知名樂團和指揮在世家一流音樂廳演出。鋼琴家阿姆斯壯的樂迷遍佈全球,並曾於愛麗絲塔利音樂廳、卡內基音樂廳和甘迺迪中心演出。

Bazzini: La Ronde des Lutins

Credit: Kriangsak Raksadeja

Bruch: Violin Concerto No.1 (BBC Proms, 2010)

Credit: BBC Proms

Program

BEETHOVEN 貝多芬
Violin Sonata Op.12 No. 1
第一號小提琴奏鳴曲, 作品12

RAVEL 拉威爾
Violin Sonata No.2 in G Major, M.77
G大調第二號小提琴奏鳴曲,M.77

Intermission 中場休息

BRAHMS 布拉姆斯
Sonatensatz WoO 2
C小調詼諧曲,WoO 2

JOHN CORIGLIANO 柯利吉亞諾
Sonata for Violin and Piano
小提琴奏鳴曲

Festival Artists

James Ehnes has established himself as one of the foremost violinists of his generation. Gifted with a rare combination of stunning virtuosity, serene lyricism and an unfaltering musicality, Ehnes is a favourite guest of many of the world’s most respected conductors including Ashkenazy, Alsop, Sir Andrew Davis, Denève, Dutoit, Elder, Ivan Fischer, Gardner, Paavo Järvi, Noseda, Robertson and Runnicles. Ehnes’s long list of orchestras includes, amongst others, the Boston, Chicago, Cleveland, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, New York, London Symphony, Philharmonia, BBC Philharmonic, Czech Philharmonic, DSO Berlin and the NHK Symphony orchestras.

Recent and future orchestral highlights include the MET Orchestra at Carnegie Hall with Noseda, London Symphony with Alsop, Gewandhausorchester Leipzig with Shelley, Vienna Symphony with Elder, New York Philharmonic with Mena, Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester Berlin with Slatkin, Chicago Symphony with Gaffigan, Orchestre National de France with Gardner, Cleveland, Philadelphia and Boston Symphony Orchestras with Denève, Frankfurt Radio Symphony with Orozco-Estrada, Pittsburgh Symphony with Honeck, Minnesota Orchestras with Vänskä, Sydney Symphony with Søndergård, Hong Kong Philharmonic with van Zweden and Oslo Philharmonic with Petrenko. In 2017, Ehnes premiered the Aaron-Jay Kernis Violin Concerto with the Toronto, Seattle and Dallas Symphony Orchestras; future performances of the piece include with the Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester and Melbourne Symphony Orchestra. Ehnes was awarded the 2017 Royal Philharmonic Society Award in the Instrumentalist category.

Alongside his concerto work, James Ehnes maintains a busy recital schedule. He performs regularly at the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall, Symphony Center Chicago, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Ravinia, Montreux, Chaise-Dieu, the White Nights Festival in St Petersburg, Edinburgh Festival, Festival de Pâques in Aix, and in 2009 he made a sensational debut at the Salzburg Festival performing the Paganini Caprices. In 2016, Ehnes undertook a cross-Canada recital tour, performing in each of the country’s provinces and territories, to celebrate his 40th birthday.

As a chamber musician, he has collaborated with leading artists such as Andsnes, Lortie, Vogler and Yo-Yo Ma. In summer 2017, Ehnes makes his debut at the Verbier Festival performing with artists including Antonio Pappano, Yuja Wang, Nikolaï Lugansky, Antoine Tamestit and Mischa Maisky, In 2010, he formally established the Ehnes Quartet, with whom he has performed in Europe at venues including the Wigmore Hall, Auditorium du Louvre in Paris and Théâtre du Jeu de Paume in Aix, amongst others. Ehnes is the Artistic Director of the Seattle Chamber Music Society.

Ehnes has an extensive discography and has won many awards for his recordings including a Gramophone Award for his live recording of the Elgar Concerto with Sir Andrew Davis and the Philharmonia Orchestra. His recording of the Korngold, Barber and Walton violin concertos won a Grammy Award for ‘Best Instrumental Soloist Performance’ and a JUNO award for ‘Best Classical Album of the Year’. His recording of the Paganini Caprices earned him universal praise, with Diapason writing of the disc, “Ehnes confirms the predictions of Erick Friedman, eminent student of Heifetz: ‘there is only one like him born every hundred years’.” Ehnes’s recent recording of the Bartók Concerti was nominated for a Gramophone Award in the Concerto category. Recent releases include concertos by Britten, Shostakovich, Prokofiev and Khachaturian and sonatas by Debussy, Elgar and Respighi, and his recording of the Beethoven Violin Concerto with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Andrew Manze was released in October 2017 (Onyx Classics).

Ehnes began violin studies at the age of four, became a protégé of the noted Canadian violinist Francis Chaplin aged nine, made his orchestral debut with Orchestre Symphonique de Montréal aged 13 and graduated from The Juilliard School in 1997, winning the Peter Mennin Prize for Outstanding Achievement and Leadership in Music. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and in 2010 was appointed a Member of the Order of Canada.

James Ehnes plays the “Marsick” Stradivarius of 1715.

小提琴家艾尼斯獲公認為同輩中最出色的小提琴家之一。他兼具超凡技巧和浪漫詩意,演奏中體現出了超然的音樂性,許多指揮大師均十分欣賞艾尼斯的演奏並長期與他合作,其中包括阿什肯納齊、瑪琳·艾索普、安德魯·戴維斯爵士、史蒂芬·德內夫、迪圖瓦、馬克·艾爾德、伊凡·費舍爾、帕沃·賈維、詹尼安德烈·諾斯達、大衛·羅伯森 和朗尼寇斯等。作為獨奏家,艾尼斯合作過的樂團包括紐約愛樂樂團、芝加哥交響樂團、費城管弦樂團、克利夫蘭管弦樂團、波士頓交響樂團、洛杉磯愛樂樂團、匹茲堡交響樂團等美國最頂尖的樂團以及倫敦交響樂團、BBC愛樂樂團、捷克愛樂樂團、柏林德意志交響樂團、NHK交響樂團等。

近期演出包括都會愛樂樂團和諾斯達在卡內基音樂廳的演出、瑪琳·艾索普和倫敦交響樂團、謝利與萊比錫布商大廈管絃樂團 、艾爾德與維也納交響樂團、梵志登
香港管弦樂團等。2017年,艾尼斯和多倫多、西雅圖和達拉斯交響樂團舉行Aaron-Jay Kernis 小提琴協奏曲的首演。艾尼斯於同年獲得皇家管弦協會的樂器演奏類別獎項。

除了與樂團演奏協奏曲外,他亦頻繁舉行獨奏會。他恆常於威格摩音樂廳、卡內基音樂廳、芝加哥交響樂中心、阿姆斯特丹荷蘭皇家音樂廳,以及芝加哥拉維尼亞音樂節、瑞士蒙特勒音樂節、法國拉謝斯迪約音樂節、聖彼得堡白夜音樂節、普羅旺斯艾克斯區的復活音樂節等獻藝。他2009年於薩爾斯堡藝術節演出巴格尼尼隨想曲成為樂壇佳話 。2016年,艾尼斯在加拿大各地巡迴演出,慶祝他40歲生日。

作為一名室內樂演奏家,艾尼斯的合作夥伴包括安斯涅、洛提、福格勒和馬友友。
2017年夏天,艾尼斯首次在瑞士韋爾比亞音樂節與其他音樂家演出,包括: 帕帕諾、王羽佳、盧岡斯基、家安東尼·塔彌斯蒂特和麥斯基。在2010年他創建了艾尼斯四重奏並於2014年2月首次舉行了歐洲巡演,之後於2015年再次在歐洲巡演,履及之處包括倫敦威格摩爾廳、巴黎音樂廳、埃克斯美術館劇院等。艾尼斯同時也擔任著西雅圖室內音樂協會的藝術總監。

艾尼斯錄製了大量的唱片,在2008年他與安德魯·戴維斯爵士指揮的英國愛樂樂團錄製的艾爾加協奏曲錄音獲得了當年的留聲機獎項,而他另一張康果爾德、巴伯、華爾頓小提琴協奏曲唱片則獲得了2008年格萊美最佳器樂獨奏演奏獎以及當年的火星大獎「年度最佳古典音樂唱片」獎項。他於2010年錄製的帕格尼尼隨想曲唱片獲得了包括法國金音叉大獎在內的諸多獎項,《金音叉雜誌》評價他「就如同海飛茲稱讚他的學生弗里德曼那樣,這樣的小提琴家每個世紀只會誕生一位」。艾尼斯最近錄製的唱片包括巴托克協奏曲專輯,這張唱片獲得了2012年留聲機協奏曲獎項的提名,新近發行的唱片還包括了他蕭斯達高維契、布烈頓、浦羅哥菲夫、哈恰圖良等作曲家的協奏曲錄音。而收錄與指揮曼茨及皇家利物浦愛樂合演貝多芬小提琴協奏曲的錄音,已於2017年10月發行。

艾尼斯從4歲開始學習小提琴,並於9歲時成為了加拿大小提琴教育家弗朗西斯·查普林的學生,13歲時便與蒙特利爾交響樂團合作。 1997年,21歲的艾尼斯從茱莉亞音樂學院畢業並獲得了彼得.曼寧校長紀念獎。他是加拿大皇家學會的院士,並於2010年被授予加拿大總督勳章獎。

他用以演奏的小提琴,為1715年製造的史特拉瓦里名琴「馬思克 」。

Praised by critics for his passionate expression and dazzling technique, pianist Andrew Armstrong has delighted audiences around the world. He has appeared in solo recitals and with orchestras in Asia, Europe, Latin America, and the United States and in chamber music with violinist James Ehnes, cellist Robert deMaine, the Elias, Alexander, American and Manhattan String Quartets, as a member of the Caramoor Virtuosi, the Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players, and Amelia Piano Trio. His solo recordings feature works by Rachmaninov, Mussorgsky, Chopin, Liszt, Debussy, and the world premiere recording of Bielawa’s Wait for piano & drone (Cordelia Records). He has also released several award-winning recordings with his longtime recital partner James Ehnes including works by Bartók, Prokofiev, Tartini, Leclair, Franck, and Strauss. Andrew is devoted to outreach programs and playing for children. In addition to his many concerts, his performances are heard regularly on National Public Radio and WQXR, New York City’s premier classical music station.

被譽為擁有豐富情感和超卓技巧的鋼琴家阿姆斯壯,感動了遍佈全球的樂迷。他的演奏足跡遍佈亞洲、歐洲、法國、拉丁美洲、美國,並曾與小提琴家艾尼斯 、大提琴家羅伯特‧德曼、以利亞四重奏、亞歷山大弦樂四重奏、美國弦樂四重奏及曼哈頓弦樂四重奏一同演出,亦是Caramoor Virtuosi,Jupiter Symphony Chamber Players和Amelia Piano Trio的成員。在錄音方面,阿氏曾灌錄過拉赫曼尼諾夫、穆索斯基、蕭邦、李斯特和德布西等名家的作品,以及由Cordelia Records發行、麗莎‧比拉瓦為鋼琴及持續音所寫《Wait》的世界首演;亦與多年的演奏拍檔艾尼斯推出過不少得獎唱片,涵蓋巴托、浦羅哥菲夫、塔替尼、勒克萊爾、法朗克及史特勞斯的曲目。此外,阿氏平日熱衷於為兒童演奏及不同的教育外展項目。全國公共廣播電台和WQXR(紐約古典音樂電台)均會定期播出阿氏的演奏。

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