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Artist 李名強 Li Mingaqiang

香港著名鋼琴家 Hong Kong Pian

鋼琴演奏家。浙江鎮海人。
10歲開始課餘學習鋼琴,先後從師於德籍猶太人衛登堡、俞便民和蘇聯專家克拉芙琴柯。1956年入上海音樂學院任管弦系藝術指導,後轉入鋼琴系任教。曾先後獲“布拉格之春”第三屆斯美塔那國際鋼琴比賽第三名,第一屆喬治·艾涅斯庫國際鋼琴比賽第一名、第六屆蕭邦國際鋼琴比賽第四名。曾在歐、亞、拉美、大洋洲等二十多個國家、地區及國內各地演出。上海音樂學院副院長。中國文聯委員、中國音協理事、外委會副主任,上海市政協委員。
李名強十歲開始課餘學習鋼琴,師從著名德籍音樂家威頓堡、俞便民和俄羅斯聖彼德堡音樂學院教授克拉夫琴柯。1956年入上海音樂學院任管弦系藝術輔導,後轉入鋼琴系任教。1958年在羅馬尼亞第一屆喬治·埃納斯國際鋼琴比賽獲第一名,1960年又在華沙第六屆蕭邦國際鋼琴比賽獲第四名。曾在亞、歐、拉美、大洋洲等二十幾個國家、地區及國內各地演出。並在較多重要的國際鋼琴比賽中擔任評委,其中包括羅馬尼亞的喬治·埃納斯比賽,迪努·列帕蒂比賽,華沙的蕭邦比賽,俄羅斯的柴可夫斯基比賽,普羅科菲耶夫比賽,以色列的魯賓斯坦大師比賽,中國的北京比賽,西班牙的桑坦丹比賽和美國的範·克萊本比賽等。1989年以來,他在中國內地、香港、臺灣、歐洲、澳大利亞和美國各大學,音樂學院講學和開設大師班。他曾為中國唱片廠,羅馬尼亞的Electrecond ,捷克的 Supraphon 錄音。他的演奏踏實、細緻、含蓄,哲理性強,善於處理大型體裁作品;對於戲劇性,特別是悲劇性的主題處理得深刻而富於獨創性,並能把不同學派嚴謹的典範性表現得條理清晰。主要演奏曲目有貝多芬第三協奏曲、蕭邦第二奏鳴曲、李斯特b小調奏鳴曲、艾涅斯庫組曲,及中國作曲家的鋼琴作品等。
李名強的父親李祖彝是個機械工程師,然而就是這位與藝術毫不搭界的科技專家,將兒子李名強培養成了世界著名的鋼琴藝術家。
孩提時代,李名強就顯示出非同一般的音樂天賦。當時鄰居家裡有一架鋼琴,經常傳來悠揚悅耳的琴聲。李名強本來很好動,可是那琴聲似有魔力,能讓他獨自靜靜地站在鄰居家的後門口聽得入迷。頗具慧眼的父親發現了兒子對音樂具有極強的感悟力,便在他十歲那年,從朋友處借來一架舊鋼琴,並請來一位著名的鋼琴家——德國猶太人衛登堡教李名強鋼琴。於是,李名強就有幸得到了一流音樂家的啟蒙。 只學了三四年時間的鋼琴,李名強在當地已小有名氣。1952年,衛登堡猝然去世,李名強轉而師從中國第一代鋼琴教育家俞便民。通過兩位中西鋼琴家的傳授,李名強對中西方音樂美學風格融會貫通了。
1956年,年僅20歲的李名強被上海音樂學院聘為管弦系藝術輔導。次年代表中國前往捷克斯洛伐克,參加“布拉格之春”第三屆美塔納國際鋼琴比賽。當時有來自美、法、英等二十個國家的鋼琴高手參加比賽。李名強彈奏的是貝多芬《C小調第五奏鳴曲》,一曲終了,評委紛紛亮出高分。決賽時,李名強又一鼓作氣連闖三關,奪得了這次比賽的第三名,使世界對中國的鋼琴藝術水準有了新的認識。 凱旋後不久,上海音樂學院決定派李名強去中央音樂學院蘇聯專家班深造,這使他的演奏技藝突飛猛進,逐漸形成了踏實、細緻、含蓄、富有哲理的藝術風格。1958年他第二次代表中國飛抵布加勒斯特,參加第一屆埃奈斯庫國際音樂節鋼琴比賽。最終勇折桂冠。這是中國人第一次在重大的國際鋼琴比賽中獲得第一名。
1960年,李名強第三次出國,赴波蘭參加第六屆蕭邦國際鋼琴比賽。這是國際上公認的規格最高、演奏難度最大的比賽之一,被稱為“皇冠上的明珠”。上一屆中國鋼琴家傅聰取得過第三名的成績。李名強不負眾望,發揮出色,名列第四。這是個非常了不起的成績。
從中央音樂學院專家班畢業後,李名強選擇在上海音樂學院鋼琴系任教,在“十年動亂”期間被迫離開學校,直至1978年上海音樂學院恢復招生,李名強才重返學校傳道授業。1984年他出任上海音樂學院副院長,隨後又當選為上海音樂鋼琴家協會主席,得以在更加廣闊的領域施展才華。他培養的鋼琴人才遍佈天下。後來他應邀擔任多項重要國際音樂比賽的評委,並活躍於世界各地的藝術講壇,受到國內外鋼琴愛好者的歡迎。在李名強的眼裡,鋼琴是一門美好的藝術,他希望鋼琴藝術能在世界尤其是中國得到更好的發展。 李名強先生的演奏風格細緻、含蓄、嚴謹、哲理性強。他能深入領會作品的內涵,並予以條理分明的演釋。善於處理大型體裁作品;對於戲劇性,特別是悲劇性的主題處理得深刻而富於獨創性,並能把不同學派嚴謹的典範性表現得條理清晰。其主要演奏曲目包括:J.S.巴赫、G.F.亨德爾、W.A.莫札特、L.van貝多芬、F.舒伯特、J.勃拉姆斯、F.F.蕭邦等人的鋼琴作品以及賀綠汀、丁善德、朱踐耳等中國作曲家的鋼琴曲。中國、捷克斯洛伐克、羅馬尼亞都為他錄製和發行過唱片,主要有:貝多芬的第3、第5鋼琴協奏曲,F.李斯特的《b小調鋼琴奏鳴曲》,G.埃奈斯庫的《第二鋼琴組曲》,蕭邦的《第二鋼琴奏鳴曲》、敘事曲,波蘭舞曲以及勃拉姆斯、拉赫瑪尼諾夫和上述中國作曲家的鋼琴作品等。

李名強先生曾在許多主要國際比賽中任評委,包括:
1964、1991年羅馬尼亞喬治.埃納斯庫國際鋼琴比賽
1981、1988及1992年澳大利亞悉尼國際鋼琴比賽
1985及1989年美國範·克萊本國際鋼琴比賽
1987年上海國際音樂比賽;中國風格鋼琴作品及演奏
1989年新加坡勞力士音樂演奏獎賽
1989年巴黎音樂學院大獎賽
1990年西班牙第十屆桑坦德國際鋼琴比賽
1992年加拿大第二十三屆蒙特利爾國際音樂比賽
1995年波蘭華沙第十三屆蕭邦國際鋼琴比賽
1996年法國奧爾良第二十屆鋼琴作品國際比賽
1996年美國南密蘇里州國際鋼琴比賽
1997年羅馬尼亞第努.列帕蒂國際鋼琴比賽
1997年日本濱松市國際鋼琴比賽
1998年莫斯科第十一屆柴可夫斯基國際鋼琴比賽
1999年第二屆中國國際鋼琴比賽
2000年義大利第二十四屆卡薩格蘭德國際鋼琴比賽
2000年義大利第二十九屆卡薩格蘭德國際鋼琴比賽
2001年以色列第十屆魯賓斯坦國際大師鋼琴比賽
2002年烏克蘭第二屆李森科國際鋼琴比賽
2004年聖彼德堡第四屆普羅科菲耶夫國際鋼琴比賽
2004年烏克蘭第七屆克萊涅夫青少年國際鋼琴比賽
2005年香港國際鋼琴比賽

近年來,李名強先生一直應邀出席世界各地著名大學及學院作巡迴講課及主持鋼琴大師班,包括:美國卡內基梅隆大學、耶魯大學音樂學院、辛辛那提音樂學院、喬治亞州立大學、肯特州立大學、羅格斯大學、內華達大學、夏威夷大學、伊利諾大學、加州大學聖他巴巴拉分校、印第安那大學等,累計了多年教學經驗及演奏經驗。目前,李先生任香港柏斯音樂基金會副主席及香港“樂府”國際音樂基金會理事。

Born in Zhenhai, Zhejiang Province, China, Mingqiang Li began to learn piano at the age of 10 and he has studied under Alfred Wittenberg (German Jew), Bianmin Yu (Chinese) and Tatiana Kravchenko (Russian). In 1956, Li was appointed as the Art Instructor before teaching in the piano faculty at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. As a young pianist in the late 1950s and early 1960s, Li won awards at several Eastern European music competitions including the 3rd Smetana International Piano Competition in the Prague’s Spring Festival (3rd place), the 1st George Enescu International Piano Competition in Romania (1st place), and the 6th International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw (4th place). Since then, he has concertized in over twenty countries and regions throughout Europe, Asia, America and Oceania. He currently serves as Vice-President of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music as well as Member of the China Federation of Literary and Art Circles, Council Member of the Chinese Musicians’ Association, Deputy Director of the Foreign Affairs Committee and Member of The Chinese People’s Political Consultative Conference, Shanghai Committee.
Li’s father, Zuyi Li, was a mechanical engineer. Nonetheless, he has raised his son into a world-class pianist.
Li demonstrated his musical intuition at young age. However restless in daily life, he could be put silent, standing still in the backyard, by the melody of his neighbour’s piano. His discerning father thus borrowed an old piano from a friend when the boy was ten years old and hired the famous pianist, Alfred Wittenberg (German Jew), as the tutor.
Enlightened by the maestro, Li became a young artist with some renown in the local community. Unfortunately, Wittenberg passed away unexpectedly in 1952. Li then came to study under Bianmin Yu, who was among the first generation of piano pedagogues in China. Thanks to the diversity, Li became acquainted with both western and Chinese music aesthetics and styles.
In 1956, the twenty-year-old Li was appointed as the Art Instructor in the String Department of the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. In the following year, he travelled to Czechoslovakia on behalf of China to compete in the 3rd Smetana International Piano Competition in the Prague’s Spring Festival. Despite tough competitors from twenty other countries including the USA, France and the UK, Li’s performance of Beethoven’s Sonata No. 5 in C Minor impressed the jury. With high scores, Li carried on with the competition and won the third place, refreshing the world’s understanding of the Chinese level in piano.
Shortly after his triumphant return, the Shanghai Conservatory of Music decided to send Li to the Central Conservatory of Music for the Russian mentorship there. Consequently, his skills advanced by leaps and bounds and his artistic style which featured in stability, sophistication and philosophical connotation took shape. In 1958, Li represented China for the second time and took the crown in the 1st George Enescu International Piano Competition in Bucharest, Romania. It is worthy to note that the championship was the first recorded by a Chinese competitor in a major international piano competition.
In 1960, Li went abroad for the third time to compete in the 6th International Frederick Chopin Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland. The Competition, known as “the pearl in the crown,” was one of the world’s most challenging competitions of the time. In the previous session, Chinese pianist Cong Fu wonthird place. Li lived up to expectations and finished fourth, which was laudable as well.
Upon completing the mentorship in the Central conservatory, Li chose to teach in the Piano Department in the Shanghai conservatory. However he was forced to leave the campus during the notorious ten-year Cultural Revolution. He couldn’t return until 1978 when the conservatory started to enroll again. In 1984, Li became the Vice-President of the Shanghai Conservatory and then the President of the Shanghai Pianist Association, allowing him to further contribute. Numerous excellent pianists have studied in his class and many a major international music competition has invited Li to the jury panel. He has been active in giving lectures around the globe, which has made him popular home and abroad. In his eyes, piano art is of amazing grace and it should be better promoted worldwide, especially in China.
Sophistication and precision are highlighted in Li’s style of performance. He goes deep into a piece and interprets it in an organised manner. Li is adept at grand pieces and particularly penetrating and creative when handling dramas, especially tragedies. For different schools and schools, he can always demonstrate the paradigms in a well-defined way in his performance.
In Li’s Repertoire:
S. Bach
F. Handel
A. Mozart
van Beethoven
Schubert
Brahms
F. Chopin
Outstanding Chinese composers incl. Lvding He, Shande Ding and Jian’er Zhu

In Li’s Recordings:
Beethovan’s Piano Sonata No. 3 and No. 5
Liszt’s Piano Sonata in B Minor
Enescu’s Piano Suite No. 2
Chopin’s Piano Sonata No. 2, ballades and polonaises
Brahms’ compositions
Rachmaninov’s compositions
Piano pieces of the Chinese composers listed above

Jury Membership:
George Enescu International Piano Competition in Romania, 1964 and 1991
Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, 1981, 1988 and 1992
Van Cliburn International Piano Competition in the USA, 1985 and 1989
Shanghai International Music Competition (Chinese piano compositions & performance) in China, 1987 Rolex Performance Award in Singapore, 1989
Premier Grand Prix of the Paris Conservatory, 1989
Santander International Piano Competition in Spain, 1990
Montreal International Music Competition in Canada, 1992
Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw, Poland, 1995
International Piano Competition of Orléans in France, 1996
Missouri Southern International Piano Competition in the USA, 1996 Dinu Lipatti International Piano Competition in Romania, 1997
Hamamatsu International Piano Competition in Japan, 1997
Tchaikovsky International Piano Competition in Moscow, Russia, 1998 China International Piano Competition, 1999 Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition, 2000
Arthur Rubinstein International Piano Master Competition in Israel, 2001
Mykola Lysenko International Music Competition in Ukraine, 2002
Prokofiev International Piano Competition in St. Petersburg, 2004
Krainev International Competition for Young Pianists in Ukraine, 2004 Hong Kong International Piano Competition, 2005
Host Institutions for Lectures & Masterclasses
Carnegie Mellon University
Yale School of Music
Cincinnati Conservatory of Music
Georgia State University
Kent State University
Rutgers University
University of Nevada
University of Hawaii
University of Illinois
University of California, Santa Barbara
Indiana University