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小提琴 黃竹君

黃竹君

個人簡介

活躍於美國樂壇,小提琴家黃竹君擁有新英格蘭音樂學院(美國現今最古老的獨立音樂學院New England Conservatory of Music)學士與碩士文憑,並通過博士候選人資格考試。近年來致力於演出較罕為人知的小提琴演奏曲目,拓寬愛樂者與演奏者對曲目的接受程度。在波士頓每年舉辦的獨奏會中,黃竹君親自規劃曲目及撰寫音樂會導聆。鋼琴泰斗兼指揮家羅森包爾(Victor Rosenbaum)大力讚賞:『一位如此完善的音樂家-如此優雅,泰然自若,富有表現力和令人感動。」(A consummate artist -- so poised, in control, expressive, and exciting and moving to listen to.)

            「成為快樂演奏家與音樂學者」,是這位熱愛音樂的小提琴家黃竹君從小立定的志向。黃竹君出生於台灣,五歲時由伍鴻沂教授啟蒙,開啟學習小提琴之路。因為對音樂的喜愛,從小學、國中均就讀音樂班,跟隨方永信(前任教中山大學)、李宜錦(現任國家交響樂團首席)等大師學習。2005年國中畢業參加台灣南區七縣市高中音樂班聯招,獲得術科榜首,同時申請美國麻州Walnut Hill School藝術高中,就讀十年級,開始旅美生涯,受教於Marylou Speaker Churchill教授。2008年以成績優異獎畢業,並以獎學金獲准進入新英格蘭音樂學院,受教於 James Buswell教授。2012年5月以學科與術科成績優異獎學士學位畢業,2014年5月再次榮獲學科術科成績優異獎,取得新英格蘭音樂學院小提琴演奏碩士學位, 2014年以全額獎學金錄取美國印第安那大學以及波士頓大學博士班。2014年9月以獎學金攻讀新英格蘭音樂學院博士學位, 師事James Buswell, Jennifer Frautschi 以及Peter Zazofsky等教授。2016年11月在新英格蘭音樂學院博士學位之筆試與口試資格考均一次通過,脫穎而出,成為同屆中最早的博士候選人,預計在2018年底完成博士論文。

            黃竹君性情溫和,但對琴藝要求一絲不苟。旅美期間深受師長朋友信任提攜,參與多場演出與教學。自2006年起於胡桃山音樂營擔任助教, 並接受胡乃元與張萬鈞大師班指導。鋼琴家陳必先,小提琴家Nicholas Kitchen賞識提攜,受邀同台演出。 2007年指揮家Benjamin Zander提攜,受邀至Golden Door頒獎典禮獨奏演出。自2008年起每年定期與鋼琴家 Mana Tokuno合作舉辦獨奏會與室內樂演出。2009年協助成立室內樂團Discovery Ensemble ,受邀各地音樂廳及古典音樂廣播電台WGBH 實況演出轉播。2011年起獲選為現代音樂團Bleep Blop Ensemble之小提琴手以及音樂會策劃。旅美求學期間,更擔任學校音樂歷史科,樂理科,James Buswell教授和Peter Zazofsky教授的小提琴課助教,帶領學生基本練習。自2017年9月起,黃竹君任教於新英格蘭音樂學院成人進修部,指導小提琴個別課以及室內樂課程。

            鮮少回到故鄉演奏的黃竹君,2016年十二月受極地之光管弦樂團邀請,在高雄市音樂館舉辦『歐洲藝響』室內樂音樂會,同年受中提琴家周昀的邀請,一同於台中草悟道舉辦『音樂,距離,和你我的那1分鐘』展覽音樂會。2017年六月,黃竹君受到樂旅人邀請參與『一百三十年——樂旅人夏季巡迴音樂會』並與鋼琴家方壯壯、中提琴家周昀、和小提琴家劉瀟凡共同於國家演奏廳以及台中歌劇院演出。同年七月,黃竹君亦受作家楊照夫婦邀請,於青田藝集舉辦小提琴座談音樂會“To be, or Not to be",深入淺出探討藝術表演者的角色。此音樂會大受好評,並得到台灣音樂界泰斗簡名彥教授讚賞:『餘音繞樑:上天賦予的天份加上精準優美的運弓,不用肩墊所拉出來的音色,可謂“此聲只應天上有,人生難得幾回聞!』

            不將自己侷限於只演奏18至20世紀曲目,黃竹君更致力於發表當代音樂,擔任王德龍先生2016年發表譜寫的 “書草”與作曲家Ben Park於2017年創作的小提琴獨奏曲 “For a Niece”首演。並於短暫返台期間受邀,以平易近人的語言,為科技大學學生介紹不同調性與作曲家的關聯。

            黃竹君雖有精湛琴藝,熱愛音樂,但她對藝文興趣多方涉獵,她相信音樂和文學能夠帶給大眾心靈底蘊的喜樂,並能跳脫時間與空間的框架,激發無限大的想像空間。在每一次演出,她重視音樂和導聆文字是不是能表達作曲家的情感和對世界的宏觀,是否能帶領聽眾悠遊於音樂的極慢思維中。黃竹君更留意到作曲家、演奏家、和觀眾之間的微妙關聯,並在2016年發表一篇論文,探討且質疑「何謂作曲家既定性的音樂風格?」,2017年更發表一篇文章「音樂家練琴,練什麼?」並榮幸受到MUSIK閱古典雜誌收錄,受到廣大的迴響。她對日常生活感到興趣,充滿熱情,甚至在2013年夏天返台期間,遵循古法,學習手工製作了屬於自己獨有的小提琴「我要當音樂家,快樂的樂」,成為全方位的音樂家是她一直銘記在心,也是不變的初衷。

Described as “a consummate artist,” violinist Jean Huang has concertized throughout the United States and Taiwan. Praised for her poised and expressive playing, Jean enjoys playing both standard repertoire and new music, and she is constantly searching for new ways to reach audiences. Huang is especially passionate about performing underplayed pieces; as a violinist living in the 21st century, she enjoys the process of looking for new color and extending the short history and limited geography of violin repertoire. Huang believes music has the ability to provoke the wildest imagination, and she often looks for a three-way connection between the composer, the performer, and the audience while performing. Huang writes her own scholarly program notes for each concert, using her knowledge to enhance the musical experience.

        Chu-Chun Jean Huang holds both Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance with honors from the New England Conservatory (NEC), and is currently a doctoral candidate at the conservatory. A native of Taiwan, Jean started playing the violin at age five and by age twelve had won a prize at the National Taiwan Concerto Competition. Huang has studied in the United States since age fifteen. She graduated with honors from Walnut Hill High School of the Arts, while also studying at the NEC Preparatory School from 2005 to 2008, where she worked with the late Marylou Speaker Churchill. In addition, she participated and toured in China with the NEC Youth Symphony Orchestra conducted by Benjamin Zander.  In 2014, Huang enrolled in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at NEC with a merit scholarship, studying with James Buswell, Jennifer Frautschi, and Peter Zazofsky. In fall 2016, she excelled and passed all her doctoral qualifying exams to become the youngest doctoral candidate in her class.

        A keen chamber musician, Huang has attended the Yellow Barn Music Festival, Heifetz International Music Institute, Vianden Music Festival in Luxembourg, and Orford Music Academy. She has performed alongside world-renowned musicians such as Nicholas Kitchen and Pi Hsien Chen.

        Huang is passionate about teaching. Since 2006, she has served as a teaching assistant at the Walnut Hill Summer Music Festival held by the Chinese Performing Arts Foundation. She has also had the privilege to work as James Buswell’s teaching assistant at NEC, where she works with undergraduate violinists. Huang also teaches private violin lessons on a regular basis, with students ranging from seven years old to adults. Wishing to share her broad depth of scholarly knowledge, she also works as a teaching assistant in the music history and music theory departments at NEC.

        Fascinated by a wide range of music, Huang has worked as a concert coordinator and violinist at the Bleep Blop Electro-acoustic Ensemble, where she premieres works by Dr. Ramon Castillo and Dr. Po-Chun Wang on regular basis. Huang also challenges herself to have a wide range of color in her playing; recent performances include a heavily traditional Chinese-influenced work “Shu-Ciao” by composer Delong Wang, and a world premiere of the personal and delicate piece, “For a Niece,” written by composer Ben Park. 

        Wishing to become a musician rather than merely a violinist, Huang delves into all aspects of the field. In the summer of 2013, she took violin-making lessons and created her first violin, based on a Guarnerius model. She enjoys everyday coffee and often wanders around Boston area for new inspirations from nature in her sound.

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