弗拉達
Stefan Vladar
出生於維也納的弗拉達,目前是奧地利最著名的音樂家之一。他以鋼琴獨奏家與指揮的身份在歐洲、美洲與亞洲活躍,在 2015/16 樂季,維也納音樂廳為了慶祝弗拉達 50 歲生日,安排了一系列共 13 場音樂會,讓他展示身為鋼琴獨奏家、指揮、室內樂音樂家、伴奏的各個面貌。

弗拉達於 2008 年起擔任維也納室內樂團的首席指揮與藝術總監至今, 2015/16 樂季,他也受邀指揮莫斯科立市交響樂團、波特蘭交響樂團、曼谷交響樂團、開羅交響樂團、莫斯科柴可夫斯基交響樂團。身為鋼琴家,他與布拉格廣播交響樂團、南德愛樂合作協奏曲,也在維也納、慕尼黑、布達佩斯特與其他城市舉行獨奏會。

2015 年秋天,奧地利唱片公司 Capriccio 開始邀請弗拉達灌錄唱片,首張 CD 拉威爾鋼琴獨奏作品集獲得好評。 2016 年,他在 Capriccio 發行一套 4CD 的錄音,包括貝多芬的五首鋼琴協奏曲、三重協奏曲、小提琴協奏曲與兩首浪漫曲(改編為鋼琴協奏曲版本),由弗拉達彈奏鋼琴同時指揮他的維也納室內樂團。此外,他也與男中音鮑.史科弗斯( Bo Skovhus )合作舒伯特的三大連篇藝術歌曲。

弗拉達在維也納音樂與表演藝術大學就讀時師事 Hans Petermandl , 1985 年他在維也納的貝多芬國際鋼琴大賽中獲得首獎,開啟職業鋼琴家的演出生涯,曾經與阿巴多、杜南伊、費多雪夫、霍格伍德、馬利納爵士、曼紐因爵士、小澤征爾、拉圖爵士、提勒曼等指揮合作,與阿姆斯特丹大會堂管弦樂團、聖馬丁學院室內樂團、巴伐利亞國立歌劇院管弦樂團、歐洲室內管弦樂團、芝加哥交響樂團、東京 NHK 交響樂團、維也納愛樂、蘇黎世音樂廳管弦樂團共同演出。《南德日報》評論他的演奏,有著「難以置信的豐富情感」。

身為指揮,弗拉達曾經與維也納交響樂團、薩爾茲堡合奏團、班貝格交響樂團、莫斯科柴可夫斯基交響樂團、斯圖加特愛樂、布達佩斯特廣播交響樂團、丹麥廣播交響樂團合作演出,也與巴塞爾、柯隆、布拉格、蘇黎世等地的室內樂團合作。至於與弗拉達合作過的獨奏家包括巴托、簡妮揚森、凡庫伊倫、慕洛娃、拉赫林、大提琴家席夫,聲樂家包括博斯崔吉、波塔、考夫曼、夸斯朵夫等人。弗拉達特別與男中音鮑.史科弗斯有著長年合作。

弗拉達曾經參與薩爾茲堡音樂節、舒伯特黨音樂節、布萊梅音樂節、石勒蘇益格-荷爾斯泰因音樂節、路德維希堡音樂節、萊茵高音樂節、魯爾鋼琴音樂節、南德廣播音樂節、普羅旺斯音樂節、貝爾根、愛丁堡、加斯塔、香港、大阪、巴黎巴士底歌劇院、維也納音樂協會等音樂節的演出。弗拉達曾經是波登湖音樂節與杜伊斯堡愛樂的駐團音樂家。近 20 年前他已經是「紐倫堡文化日」的藝術總監。

弗拉達的唱片目錄超過 30 張發行,分別在 harmonia mundi 與 Sony Classical ,以鋼琴家與指揮的身份灌錄海頓、舒伯特、舒曼、蕭邦、普羅高菲夫、史克里亞賓等作曲家的經典作品。

Born in Vienna, Stefan Vladar is one of Austria’s most remarkable musical personalities. He performs regularly as a conductor and pianist in music centres throughout Europe, America and Asia. In the 2015/16 season, the Vienna Concert House celebrated his 50th birthday with a series of 13 concerts in which he displayed his diverse artistic scope as a soloist, conductor, accompanist and chamber musician.

Stefan Vladar was appointed Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra in 2008. In the 2015/16 season, he conducted the Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, the Portland Symphony Orchestra, the Bankok Symphony Orchestra, the Cairo Symphony Orchestra and the Tschaikowsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow. As a concert pianist, he performed with the Radio Symphony Orchestra Prague and the Südwestdeutsche Philharmonie Konstanz, and gave solo recitals in Vienna, Zagreb, Munich and Budapest, among others.

In autumn 2015, the Austrian Label CAPRICCIO started a close partnership with Stefan Vladar and released a CD with solo piano compositions by Maurice Ravel. In 2016, a 4 CD-Box with the complete recording of Beethoven's solo concertos - 5 piano concertos, triple concerto, violin concerto and 2 violin romances – followed, featuring Stefan Vladar performing as a pianist and conducting his Vienna Chamber Orchestra. In addition, a recording of Schubert’s three major song cycles is currently being prepared with Bo Skovhus.

Stefan Vladar was a student of Hans Petermandl at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. In 1985 he won the 1st prize of the prestigious International Beethoven Piano Competition in Vienna. Since then, he has performed under the baton of conductors such as Claudio Abbado, Christoph von Dohnanyi, Vladimir Fedosejev, Christopher Hogwood, Louis Langrée, Sir Neville Marriner, Sir Yehudi Menuhin, Seiji Ozawa, Sir Simon Rattle and Christian Thielemann in appearances with numerous orchestras such as Concertgebouw Orchestra Amsterdam, Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Bayerische Staatsorchester, Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Chicago Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra Tokio, Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra, Vienna Symphony Orchestra and the Tonhalle-Orchestra Zurich.

As a conductor, he has worked with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, Camerata Salzburg, Residence Orchestra Den Haag, Bamberg Symphony Orchestra, Tschaikowsky Symphony Orchestra Moscow, Stuttgart Philharmonic, RSO Budapest, Danish Radio Symphony Orchestra as well as the chamber orchestras of Basel, Cologne, Prague and Zurich, among others. He has performed together with soloists such as Tzimon Barto, Janine Jansen, Isabelle van Keulen, Viktoria Mullova, Julian Rachlin, Heinrich Schiff and with singers such as Ian Bostridge, Johan Botha, Jonas Kaufmann, Angelika Kirchschlager, Thomas Quasthoff, Ramon Vargas and Pretty Yende. Stefan has a close long-term musical cooperation with the baritone Bo Skovhus.

Stefan Vladar has been guest artist of the Salzburg Festival, Schubertiade Schwarzenberg, Musikfest Bremen, Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival, Ludwigsburg Schlossfestspiele, Rheingau Music Festival, Piano Festival Ruhr, Schwetzing SWR Festival and the festivals of Aix-en-Provence, Bergen, Bogotá, Edinburgh, Gstaad, Hongkong, Osaka as well as the Opéra Bastille Paris and the Musikverein Vienna. He was "Artist in residence" of the Bodenseefestival and the Duisburg Philharmonic. Since almost 20 years he has been Artistic Director of the „Neuberger Kulturtage“.

Vladar’s discography includes more than 30 releases for labels such as harmonia mundi and Sony Classical, documenting his work as a pianist and as a conductor with works by Haydn, Schubert, Schumann, Chopin, Prokofiev and Scriabin.