【BON音樂】法國長笛演奏家 約瑟芬 Joséphine Olech 專訪 – 2019年 丹麥卡爾.尼爾森大賽首獎
Interview of Joséphine Olech – First prize of 2019 Carl Nielsen competition

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來自法國的 24歲青年長笛演奏家 – 約瑟芬 Joséphine Olech,是今年剛出爐的丹麥 卡爾.尼爾森大賽 首獎。

2019年丹麥 卡爾.尼爾森大賽首獎
First prize of 2019 Carl Nielsen competition

Joséphine Olech 約瑟芬

在大賽期間她一路過關斬將,從初賽、複賽到決賽,每一輪都有非常精彩的音樂演奏表現,讓我們先來欣賞這次卡爾.尼爾森音樂大賽與 Medici.Tv 為她製作的精選影片:

 

聽完覺得如何? 她的音樂柔美但非常有層次,樂句清晰,音準奇佳,所有的音樂表現聽起來舒服極了,因此最終她擄獲了
全體評審的心,成為今年新科首獎得主。這是獲獎之後接受大賽直播的訪問。當時主持人問到了她的心情、接下來的計劃,他還問了「準備怎麼花掉獎金」…XD

約瑟芬的回答很棒:「我會把獎金存起來~之後一定是用在跟音樂相關的地方。」

 

除了最終首獎之外,約瑟芬還拿了兩項特別獎,可說是本屆大賽的最大贏家:

  • 交響樂團特別獎 Odense Symphony Orchestra Prize

  • 青年評審團特別獎 Junior Jury Prize

約瑟芬 簡歷

樂器 | 長笛 、短笛

國籍 | 法國巴黎
現任 鹿特丹愛樂交響樂團長笛首席
Principal flute of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra

阿姆斯特丹皇家大會堂交響樂團音樂學院
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Academy

「布拉格之春」國際長笛大賽第三獎
Prague Spring International Competition – 3rd prize

FMAJI 青年音樂大賽首獎與最佳觀眾獎
Young Performers’ Autumn Festival (FMAJI) – 1st prize and audience award

其實在約瑟芬獲得首獎之前,筆者已經開始與她聯絡,因為從她的演奏已經清晰可預見一定是首獎獲獎者。她也承諾在賽後會接受蹦藝術的文字專訪,於是就在一輪又一輪的廝殺之後,果然最後首獎獲獎者就是她!實至名歸。

 

以下是蹦藝術提出的問題以及約瑟芬的回覆,讓我們一起來更加了解認識她吧~

 

蹦藝術:
恭喜約瑟芬~如我所料~妳真得贏得了尼爾森國際長笛大賽首獎!此刻心情如何?

約瑟芬:
我感覺不可置信,一直到現在還無法百分之百確定這是真的…大多的心情都是覺得一直以來許多認真努力的付出與練習,現在一切都值得了。我要非常感謝我身邊所有的人讓這一切成真。現在感覺如釋重負,可以去好好度個假了。接下來有許多很棒的計畫會持續進行,例如會有很多音樂會以及CD錄音。

I still cannot believe it 100 percent… I am feeling many things, but mostly very happy to be rewarded for my hard work, very grateful to all the people around me who made it possible, relieved to take a real holiday, but also extremely excited for all the nice projects to come, such as recording a CD and many concerts.

 

蹦(以下簡稱蹦):
可否與我們分享妳是如何準備國際比賽的?

約:
我現在同時在鹿特丹愛樂交響樂團擔任長笛首席,同時要兼顧樂團曲目與獨奏曲目其實是相當困難的事。我無法貫注全部的時間在這次比賽上,因此就必須尋找解決方法:我妥善地運用我搭火車、公車與地鐵的每一分時間,欣賞關於我要演奏曲目之不同錄音版本,試著用心去學習音樂。常常在臨睡前,我在心裡會整個演奏一遍協奏曲,藉以訓練記憶力。

這也是一直以來我自己獨立準備國際大賽(在去年我考上職業樂團,已經停止在學院的學生身份)。我也曾在賽前演奏給兩位老師聽過,但基本上是全然獨立準備這次大賽的。

我試著維持良好的睡眠品質,這樣的比賽非常需要巨大能量。

然後非常重要的,我試著不要驚慌,保持冷靜,並在整個準備過程中保持積極樂觀。當我抵達丹麥那天,我就已經知道我準備好了,因為我已經做足了所有的準備。

這一切的挑戰,我認為都是關乎精神上的訓練,如果你相信自己做得到,很有可能你會獲得許多意外的資源。

如果我對於這樣的國際大賽能有所建議的話,那就是「保持積極樂觀」、「保持冷靜」、「保持專注」並且保持自己的體力。

Having an orchestra job makes it difficult to find time to prepare all this solo repertoire. I couldn’t focus on the Nielsen preparation “full time”, so I had to find solutions. I tried to use the time I spent in the train, the bus, the subway, to listen to different recordings of the pieces, and try to learn them by heart. I was also playing my concertos in my head before going to sleep, to train my memory.

It was also the first time I prepared a competition almost by myself – without a teacher (I stopped studying last year). I played my program to two teachers shortly before going to the competition, but I had done most of the work alone.

I tried to get some good sleep because such a competition requires a huge amount of energy. 

And, more importantly, I tried to not panic, stay very calm, and positive through all the preparation. When I arrived in Denmark for the competition, I was feeling ready because I knew I did everything I could!

I think these challenges are very much about mental training. If you believe you can do it, you find unexpected resources.

If I have one advice for preparing such a competition, it’s to stay positive, stay calm, focused, and save your energy.

 

蹦:
妳是何時開始學習音樂與長笛的呢?

約:
我的母親是鋼琴老師,所以我從小就在家裡學音樂。我會愛上長笛當時是有一些原因的,但我不記得為什麼了XD。6歲我開始學習直笛,到了 7歲時我就開始改吹長笛。

My mother is a piano teacher, so I was hearing music at home when I was little. I fell in love with the flute for some reason (I can’t remember why!) and started the recorder at 6 years old (I was too small to hold a traverse flute) and the traverse flute at 7 years old.

 

蹦:
在妳的長笛演奏中,妳覺得最重要的元素(element)是什麼?

約:
我認為音樂是一種分享,分享情緒與訊息。有時候我會希望我是一位歌手,因為他們能真正用言語分享溝通。當我演奏時,我會感覺我正在與聽眾溝通,就像在說著故事一樣。我也會在舞台上盡可能地與我的夥伴們溝通(鋼琴家或管弦樂團),因為我相信舞台上的化學作用是會被觀眾聽得見的。如鄺茲(Johann Joachim Quantz)在他書中提到的:「不是發自內心的,也到達不了內心。」(這句話引得真棒~)

I think music is about sharing. Sharing emotions and messages. Sometimes I wish I would be a singer because they can communicate real words… When I play, I have the feeling that I am talking to the audience, as if I was telling them a story. I also like to connect as much as I can with the people playing with me on stage (pianist, orchestra…) , because I believe chemistry on stage will be heard by the audience. As Johann Joachim Quantz says in his book, “What doesn’t come from the heart cannot reach the heart”.


蹦:
在妳的音樂生活中,哪些人扮演著重要的角色?

約:
我音樂之路上的每一位老師都對我非常有啟發。但目前在我人生中扮演最重要角色的人,是我的超棒鋼琴家男朋友。他了解我所經歷的一切,我們互相扶持度過許多挑戰,沒有他我不會有今天的成就。

My teachers over the years have of course been a huge inspiration to me. But the person playing the most important role in my life at the moment is my boyfriend, who is a wonderful pianist. He understands everything I go through, and we help each other through different challenges. I wouldn’t be there without him!

 

蹦:
妳人生中最亮麗的一刻為何?

約:
最新的亮麗一刻當然是現在,卡爾尼爾森大賽。

在此之前,我認為是進入巴黎高等音樂院、在皇家大會堂管弦樂團擔任學院生一年,以及考上鹿特丹愛樂管弦樂團。

The lastest highlight moment is the Carl Nielsen Competition of course!

Before that, I can think of three other moments that changed my life: entering Paris Conservatoire, playing one year as academist in Concertgebouw Orchestra, and entering the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra as solo flute.

 

蹦:
妳最愛的音樂家?與音樂種類?

約:
這好難選擇!因為都要看心情

在管弦樂團裡,我最喜歡的有布拉姆斯、馬勒、史特拉汶斯基、貝多芬、拉威爾,當然還有德布西

當我練習時,最愛演奏巴洛克作曲家有: J.S. Bach, CPE Bach, Telemann等等。我覺得可以終其一生演奏這些美妙的音樂而且不斷從中有新發現。

It’s very hard to chose! It depends on my mood…

In the orchestra, my favorite composers are Brahms, Mahler, Stravinsky, Beethoven, Ravel and Debussy of course…

But when I practice alone in my room, I love to practice baroque composers such as Bach, CPE Bach, Telemann. I feel like you can practice them all your life and always discover new things…


 

蹦:
妳何時決定要成為一個職業音樂家?

約:
在我 12歲進入音樂學校開始。從那一刻開始,一切似乎是那麼自然而然地發生,我從未覺得需要刻意做些什麼!

When I was 12 I entered a new school dedicated to music, and from that moment on it happened very naturally. I never felt the need to do something else!

 

蹦:
在國際大賽期間,有沒有什麼難忘的事情?

約:
我最難忘的應該是一路上遇見的人。音樂大賽總有機會遇見其他長笛演奏家,結交新的朋友。

不過當然記憶裡最深刻的,還有通過每一輪的時刻。特別是結果要發表時,真的非常難熬!

The thing I will remember most is the people who I met there. Competitions are a great opportunity to meet flutists from all over the world and make new friends.

But of course, I keep a very strong memory of every round I passed, and especially the moment which I find most difficult the results announcements!

 

蹦:
除了音樂之外,妳最愛的休閒活動是?

約:
我是 Netflix 的鐵粉🙂 。不過我也喜歡閱讀,喜歡瑜伽,喜歡與朋友聚聚喝飲料,聽音樂會等等,沒有很特別。

I am a big Netflix client 🙂 But I also like to read, go running, do yoga, have drinks with my friends and go to concerts. Nothing very original!

 

蹦:
接下來有什麼新的計劃嗎?

約:
音樂類會有滿滿一季獨奏、交響樂團的音樂會等著我,還會灌錄一張CD。

生活休閒方面,我要裝修一下我的房子,學會荷蘭文,還要學習開車~

On the musical side, I will enjoy a full and exciting season with solo concerts, orchestra concerts, and a CD recording.

For the rest, my next projects are decorating my new house, becoming fluent in Dutch and learning how to drive a car!

 

蹦:
最喜歡的食物呢?

約:
基本上所有食物我都愛吃。我是素食主義並且很愛烹飪。盤中有蔬菜時隨時都會讓我很快樂。我想我的弱點是蛋糕(我在樂團裡組有一個蛋糕俱樂部,我們都會互相帶來自己在家裡做的蛋糕,哈哈~)

I’m crazy about food in general ! I’m a vegetarian and I like to cook. I’m happy whenever there are vegetables in my plate.

But I guess my weak spot is cakes. (In my orchestra I have a cake club with some colleagues and we bring homemade cakes to rehearsals…. :p )

 

蹦:
有沒有想要告訴台灣粉絲們的話?

約:
我今年(2019)六月就要跟著樂團到高雄衛武營來演出囉~在高雄之後,6/18我將在台北功學社音樂廳舉辦長笛與鋼琴奏鳴曲音樂會,已經迫不及待想跟大家見面了!

I am very much looking to come to Taiwan in June for orchestra concerts in Kaoshiung and a sonata recital in Taipei !! I can’t wait to see you there!

 

這是約瑟芬手寫給所有蹦友們的問候簽名喔~

在本篇文章最後,讓我們一起欣賞約瑟芬在本屆卡爾.尼爾森長笛大賽最後決賽的精彩演奏吧!

希望趕快於台灣見到她~現場欣賞這麼美妙的樂音

 

 

馬上分享給更多喜愛音樂的好友們🎵