朱偉恒 (鋼琴)

朱偉恒現任香港小交響樂團鍵琴首席,是本地新崛起和最活躍的年輕鋼琴家之一,經常於本港及海外以獨奏、伴奏、室樂及樂團樂師身份廣泛演出。朱氏生於香港,早年在蔡崇力老師的指導下屢獲殊榮,包括施坦威國際青少年鋼琴比賽、香港(亞洲)鋼琴公開比賽及香港校際音樂節等的主要獎項。海外留學期間,他再勇奪多項大獎,包括北倫敦鋼琴比賽第一名及賈奎斯.塞繆爾音樂學院校際鋼琴比賽第二名,更被譽為具有「驚人的演奏技巧和傑出的音樂造詣」及「非常細膩…極具魅力和威力」的鋼琴家。
朱氏畢業於兩所英國皇家音樂學院RAM及RCM,分別獲頒鋼琴演奏碩士及一級榮譽學士學位,並獲頒歐盟伊拉斯莫斯獎學金前往德國科隆音樂大學習藝。在學其間,他屢次獲頒多項演奏及學術榮譽,當中包括RAM最優異研究生畢業演奏會大獎的「最高讚揚」殊榮及葛麗泰‧帕金森學術獎等。2017年獲頒ARAM榮銜以表揚其
音樂界的貢獻。
朱氏曾多次應邀到香港電台第四台接受訪問及錄音,並經常與本地及海外著名音樂家聯手演出,於香港國際室內樂音樂節、新視野藝術節、小交午間音樂會及ArtisTree駐場系列、花旗銀行音樂會系列等亮相。他曾以獨奏家身份與香港Pro Arte樂團、香港都會管樂團、香港理工大學學生會管弦樂團、香港德明管弦樂團、樂樂國樂團、英華小學管樂團等作協奏表演。此外,他以客席首席身份參與匈牙利交響樂團、劍橋英皇學院合唱團和香港名家樂友等的演出,並多次與香港創樂團作世界首演及灌錄唱片。
舞台以外,他現任/曾任香港藝術發展局審批員,多個本地及全國性鋼琴比賽評委,音樂雜誌《琴韻》撰寫員,並於香港中文大學、香港浸會大學、香港教育大學、香港公開大學等兼任講師。2014年受樂樂國樂團邀請出任駐團藝術家。

 

 

 

 

Currently Principal Keyboard of Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Alan Chu has emerged as one of the most versatile and sought-after pianists in Hong Kong, performing extensively as soloist, collaborative artist and orchestral musician both locally and abroad. He achieved early successes by winning major prizes in the Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition, the Hong Kong (Asia) Piano Competition and the annual Hong Kong Schools Music Festival. During his years abroad, he was further named the first prize winner at the
North London Piano Competition and the runner-up at the Jaques Samuel Intercollegiate Piano Competition, being hailed as a pianist who possesses “formidable technique and real musicality” and “a very sensitive pianist… great pianistic flair and power”.
Graduated from Royal Academy of Music and Royal College of Music in London, Alan Chu obtained his Master of Music and Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours respectively, and was also awarded an Erasmus scholarship to study at the Hochschule für Musik Köln in Germany. He was the recipient of several coveted awards, most notably the ‘Very Highly Commended’ honour for the prestigious RAM Lloyd Hartley Prize (for the best postgraduate final recital) and Greta Parkinson Prize for his academic achievement. He was elected as an Associate of the Royal Academy of Music in 2017.
Alan Chu has given frequent recitals and performances with local and international artists, making appearances in Hong Kong International Chamber Music Festival, New Vision Arts Festival, RTHK Radio 4 programmes, HKS lunchtime concert and ArtisTree Residency series, among others. As soloist, he has been invited/re-invited to perform with orchestras such as Hong Kong Wind Symphony, Pro Arte Orchestra of Hong Kong, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Students’ Union Orchestra, Tak Ming Philharmonic Orchestra, Yao Yueh Chinese Orchestra, and Ying Wa School Band. As a guest principal, he has also freelanced with Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, King’s College Choir Cambridge and Hong Kong Virtuosi, as well as participating in many world premieres and recordings with Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.
Off the stage, Alan Chu has served as an examiner of Hong Kong Arts Development Council, a regular juror at several national music competitions, a contributor of ‘The Pianist’ Magazine, and part-time/adjunct lecturer at Hong Kong Baptist University, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, The Education University of Hong Kong, and The Open University of Hong Kong. He was appointed Artist-in-residence by the Yao Yueh Chinese Music Association in 2014.

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