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簡碧青

Pi-Chin Chien, Violoncello

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«Swiss Suite» for cello and piano released by Hug Edition, Zurich

2017年4月22日

Fabian Müller wrote the "Swiss Suite" for Pi-Chin Chien, and she played the premiere it at the "Swiss Music Night" 2013 in Taiwan. The version with piano accompaniment has now been published by the Hug Edition (CD included).

Confluence

2017年4月21日

Together with Fabian Müller, Pi-Chin Chien founded the "Confluence" Music Festival in Zurich, which will take place for the first time in 2017. The timeless connection between Folk music and classical music, the musical encounters of East and West are topics that can be experienced between 29 April and 13 May.

簡碧青受邀在2016年的總統府音樂會演岀

2016年11月19日

「2016總統府音樂會」於11月19日(星期六)下午6時30分在總統府經國廳舉行。

節目單上的曲解:

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巴哈的六首大提琴無伴奏組曲無疑是大提琴所有曲目中最特別的曲子。時代的轉變,浪漫時期音樂的興起,幾乎被遺忘的巴哈六首大提琴無伴奏組曲,直到十九世紀末才被徳國大提琴家Hugo Becker及西班牙大提琴家Pablo Casals碰巧的發現。經過Casals不斷的在世界各地演出這六首大提琴無伴奏組曲,之後終於被世人所公認,並成為學習大提琴及大提琴演奏家們不能缺少的重要曲目。

小的時候學習大提琴,記得在能拉準音階及有足夠的視譜能力的初學階段期,就大膽的開始嘗試巴哈第一號組曲的前奏曲。那時約十歲的我不知天高地厚,前奏曲試完後,有點不過癮。記得父親在做畫的時候,常常喜歡聽Pablo Casals的巴哈六首大提琴無伴奏組曲的錄音。其中有一段很可愛又活潑的布雷舞曲。找了許久後才發現是第三號無伴奏組曲其中的一個樂章。興緻勃勃的我一口氣又試完這段布雷舞曲。年紀大了一點後,參加國內的考試及比賽,這首布雷舞曲也常常出現在我的曲目中。出國讀書的時候,想家的感覺很強烈時,也會偷偷的拉一下這首布雷舞曲來安慰自己。人生一路走下來,現在雖然旅居瑞士,這首布雷舞曲卻一直象徵著台灣的家的感覺。今天,在總統府的這場音樂會,我特別選了巴哈第三號無伴奏組曲,也因為這首布雷舞曲就在裏頭哩!

New CD:

2016年6月1日

In June 2016, the new CD of the Zurich Ensemble "Beyond Time" was released by the german label ARS-production. After the great success of the first CD "Scheherazade" the Zurich ensemble has now fully devoted to the original literature for its instrumentation: Oliver Messiaen's "Quatuor pour la fin du temps", Volker David Kirchner’s "Exile", and Fabian Müller's work "In The Beginning - three attempts to invent the world" after texts by Tim Krohn (with Swiss soprano Christiane Boesiger).

Asian Premiere of Paul Juon's Triple concerto

2016年3月12日

For the first time ever, the wonderful masterpiece by late-romantic Swiss composer Paul Juon was performed in Asia. The concerts took place in the National Concert Hall in Taipei and Kaohsiung in March 2016. The soloist s were Willi Zimmermann, violin, Pi-Chin Chien, cello and Pi-Hsien Chen, piano, accompanied by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Kaspar Zehnder.

Ensemble Kandinsky performs at Tate Modern, London

2015年6月15日

To coincide with the upcoming Agnes Martin exhibition at Tate Modern this summer, the Ensemble Kandinsky Switzerland will perform on 15 June 2015 in the exhibition itself compositions by Toru Takemitsu, Johann Sebastian Bach, Arvo Pärt and Maurice Ravel.

New CD-release at ARS-Produktion with soloists Kamilla Schatz, violin and Pi-Chin Chien, cello, accompanied by the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt conducted by Ruben Gazarian

2015年5月22日

In January 2015, the first concert of the Georgian Chamber Orchestra Ingolstadt took place under its new leadership, the Armenian conductor Ruben Gazarian. The program was entirely devoted to the Swiss composers. An audiophile CD has now been released on the German label ARS Produktion. On this recording is Fabian Müller`s «Concerto per Klee» for cello, string orchestra and two horns, as well as two transcriptions by Fabian Müller, Ernest Bloch`s «Baal Shem» orchestrated for violin and string orchestra, and the Suite op 89 by Paul Juon arranged for violin, cello and string orchestra. The main work on the CD is Arthur Honegger`s Symphony No. 2.

World premiere of «Taiwan Rhapsody» and «Six Taiwanese Songs» for cello and orchestra; Pi-Chin Chien, cello; National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra NTSO conducted by Wen-Pin Chien

2015年1月24日

On 23rd and 24th of January 2015 the world premieres of both works were played by Pi-Chin Chien, cello and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra NTSO conducted by well-known Taiwanese conductor Wen-Pin Chien. Through his wife, the cellist Pi-Chin Chien, Swiss composer Fabian Müller has a strong relation with the land and culture of Taiwan for more than two decades. After several arrangements of Taiwanese folk songs for chamber music ensembles in the past years, the idea of ​bringing traditional songs into a western symphonic context was created in spring 2012. The result are two concerto-like works for cello and symphony orchestra: the «Taiwan Rhapsody» in three movements and the Suite «Six Taiwanese Songs» based on six traditional songs. Both works are just released on CD by Sony Classical Taiwan.

«Taiwan Rhapsody»: New CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, London and conductor Wen-Pin Chien for Sony Music Taiwan

2014年12月22日

Fabian Müller belongs to the most successful Swiss composers of his generation. Through his wife, the cellist Pi-Chin Chien, Fabian Müller has a strong relation with the land and culture of Taiwan for more than two decades. After several arrangements of Taiwanese folk songs for chamber music ensembles in the past years, the idea of ​bringing traditional songs into a western symphonic context was created in spring 2012. The result are two concerto-like works for cello and symphony orchestra: the «Taiwan Rhapsody» in three movements and the Suite «Six Taiwanese Songs» based on six traditional songs. Both works are now released on CD by Sony Music Taiwan. On this CD the works are played by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with Pi-Chin Chien as soloist and under the direction of well-known Taiwanese conductor Wen-Pin Chien.

January 23 and 24, 2015: World premiere of both works with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra NTSO .

New CD with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra London, Pi-Chin Chien and Antonio Meneses

2013年5月8日

In July 2013 a new CD was released by the German label ARS production with «Dialogues Cellestes», a double concerto for two cellos and orchestra by Swiss composer Fabian Müller. It was created on the initiative of Antonio Meneses and was first performed with him and Pi-Chin Chien 2009. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra is conducted by Claude Villaret, who has also directed the premiere.

Piano Trios by L.v. Beethoven Vol. 2 with the European Fine Arts Trio

2013年5月7日

The label Guild just released their second CD with works for piano trio by L.v. Beethoven. The European Fine Arts Trio sheds new light on these works with an interpretation, which it is based entirely on the notes of Beethoven's pupil Carl Czerny. On Volume 2 are the Piano Trio, Op 1 as well as das «Archduke Trio», Op 97.

新的YouTube影片«天使的對話»現在可上網聆聽

2012年7月7日

瑞士作曲家Fabian Müller法比安 穆勒的"Dialogues Cellestes 天使的對話“雙大提琴協奏曲在台灣首演的現場演出錄影. Gernot Schmalfuss指揮長榮交響樂團, Antonio Meneses和簡碧青獨奏雙大提琴在台北國家音樂廳的演出. 請按Video

世界首演Fabian Müller法比安 穆勒第二號大提琴協奏曲«Sirimadi»

2012年6月1日

由指揮家Claude Villaret率領泰國愛樂交響樂團與大提琴家簡碧青共同攜手合作, 首演瑞士作曲家Fabian Müller法比安 穆勒的第二號大提琴協奏曲"Sirimadi". 此樂曲的靈感來自於泰國佛教神話故事Sirimadi皇后的故事, 這場音樂會是在瑞士駐泰國大使館舉辦為慶祝瑞士與泰國建交80周年最重要的慶祝活動之一. 全曲長約25分鐘. 請按Video