[anti-rclick]一個青少年學生的寫照- 珮兒 Perlie M.

I have known Perlie since 2006, when one day she came to me with her mother for a trial lesson. She had been preparing for her ATCL exam for some time with other teachers (she was only primary 6 back then), yet had not been successful in passing it since. I gave her a free one-hour consultation lesson on her exam pieces and she left. She came back a month after that first lesson, and passed the ATCL exam after eight months.

我自2006年以來已認識珮兒 (Perlie M.)。有一天,她和她的母親來找我上課。她已經與其他教師為她的ATCL文憑考試準備了一段時間 (她當時只是就讀小六),但都沒有成功及格。我給了上了她一小時免費的諮詢課堂,然後她就離開了。這一課的一個月後,她回來了,並在八個月後通過了ATCL考試。

To say that Perlie detested piano playing would be an understatement. Indeed, practising three pieces every single day just to pass an exam could be a disaster for anyone. I myself would not want to do it in the first place. Giving piano lessons only to help a student get through an exam was (and still is) not my teaching priority. However, I understood Perlie’s need to overcome this obstacle and therefore I struggled and worked hard with her through those few long months, until one afternoon I got a call from Perlie who screamed with joy from the other side of the phone line that she passed the exam. From that day onwards, we started playing the piano.

如果說珮兒討厭彈奏鋼琴是最輕描淡寫的說法。事實上,對任何人來說,每天只是為了通過考試而重複練習三首樂曲都是一場災難。我自己就肯定不會這樣做。再說,提供鋼琴課只爲了幫助學生通過考試絕對不是我的教學重點。不過,我理解珮兒需要克服這一個障礙,所以我與她那幾個多月中一起掙扎和努力,直到有一天下午,我接到一個電話,聽到從另一面傳出珮兒歡樂的尖叫聲,就欣然知道她通過了考試。從那天起,我們開始彈奏鋼琴

Perlie has played and performed the most difficult and broad repertoire I would never have imagined her doing so: Rachmaninoff, Janáček, Brahms, Liszt, Chopin etc. Indeed, I introduced Rachmaninoff to her, but I never forced her into play anything like this; she chose them all on her own. She was so obsessed with Rachmaninoff that we had to play a lot of his pieces, and she would practise on her own for hours to polish one single piece. And we all know how technically demanding his music is.

珮兒彈奏及表演過最困難和最廣泛的曲目,而那是我從來沒有想過的:拉赫曼尼諾夫,楊納傑克,布拉姆斯,李斯特,蕭邦等。事實上,我的確介紹給她拉赫曼尼諾夫的音樂,但我從來沒有強迫她要彈什麼樂曲,全部都是她自己選擇的。她是如此的迷戀拉赫曼尼諾夫,瘋狂的每天自動練習數小時。我們都知道他的音樂在技術上的要求方面是極高的,但依然學習了他的很多作品。

There were many occasions that Perlie had to perform in all kinds of concerts, including duet with the famous pianist Lang-Lang, piano accompanying for the great violinist Yao Jue, solos at the Cultural Centre and the Hong Kong Coliseum, concerto performance in Shanghai, etc etc. Sometimes I was more worried than she herself, who always seemed quite calm and composed at such scenes. She tackled them all one by one skillfully and successfully, in a style of maturity and elegance way beyond her age.

珮兒有許多不同類型的表演機會,其中包括與大名鼎鼎的鋼琴家郎朗彈二重奏,為著名的小提琴家姚鈺作鋼琴伴奏,在文化中心及香港體育館的獨奏,在上海的協奏曲表演等等。有時候我比她更擔心她的演出,但她自己卻總是在這樣的場合中顯得很冷靜。儘管這些表演接踵而來,她仍是以熟練的手段和優雅的姿態把它們一個接一個地解決成功。

Here is a video from our students’ recital in 2008, in which Perlie played Chopin’s Nocturne in Eb Major Op.9 No.2.
這裡是從2008年的學生演奏會選出的一個短片,當中珮兒彈奏了蕭邦的降E大調夜曲,作品九,第二首。

 

If you could not view this video, click here to view it on Youtube or download and install QuickTime
如果閣下的電腦不能播放此錄像, 請按此到Youtube觀看,或按此安裝QuickTime

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This is followed by a couple audio tracks I made with a recording system during one lesson of Perlie:
其次是由我以錄音系統從珮兒的一個課堂中錄製的兩首樂曲:

Brahms’ Intermezzo in A Major, Op. 118, No.2
布拉姆斯的 A大調間奏曲,作品118,第2首。
[Audio:http://teresawong.dyndns.org:9001/audio/PerlieBrahms.mp3]

Janáček’s Piano Sonata X. 1905, first movement.
哈內斯克的第十鋼琴奏鳴曲,1905,第一樂章。
[Audio:http://teresawong.dyndns.org:9001/audio/PerlieJanecek.mp3]

In a few months, Perlie will start her new journey: a new school life in England. I wish her all the best, and keep playing the piano!
幾個月後,珮兒將展開她人生的新旅程:遠赴英國開始一個新的校園生活。我祝她一切順利,並繼續彈奏鋼琴!

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