【Live Jazz】爵士好年-Alex Pryrodny 鋼琴演奏會
Alex Pryrodny is a New York based pianist, composer, and improviser. A native of Ukraine, he has started playing piano at the age of 3 and by his early teens has won top prizes at several international competitions for classical pianists as well as the title of Ukraine’s best young composer. However his biggest passion has always been towards the art of improvisation; from childhood he has been imitating the styles of his favorite classical composers and made a regular feature of improvising on the themes from the audience in his concerts.
After immigrating to the US at age of 16, Alex has studied composition at the University of Maryland, jazz performance at the New School (B.M. in 2008) and privately with Fred Hersch, Hal Galper, Ari Hoenig and others. In 2012 Alex has been awarded the 2nd prize at Montreux Jazz Solo Piano Competition. He has released a solo piano album on Asiamuse label and has recently toured in Taiwan, Poland and Italy, including a performance at 2014 Venice Jazz Festival. Alex cites Glenn Gould, Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau and Egberto Gismonti among his major influences among pianists and is working on bridging the gap between European polyphony and African polyrhythms in his music.
現居於紐約的鋼琴家 亞歷．普洛尼（Alex Pryrodny）是知名鋼琴演奏家，擅長即興演奏也同時扮演作曲家的角色。他在3歲開始彈琴，到了12-13歲已經在多項古典鋼琴比賽獲得頭獎並贏得烏克蘭最傑出年輕作曲家頭銜。不過，他個人最大的熱忱還是在即興演出；從兒童時期他就已經時常在演奏會上發表，模仿知名古典作曲家風格的即興演奏。
亞歷在16歲的時候移民到美國並在馬利蘭州大學學習作曲，他獲得新學院的學士學位主修爵士演奏並從師於Fred Hersch, Hal Galper, Ari Hoenig 等。在2012年 亞歷在蒙特婁爵士鋼情獨奏大賽贏得第二名。他有和 Asiamuse 唱片公司發行鋼琴獨奏專輯並在台灣，波蘭 和 義大利做巡迴演出，其中還包括一場2014 威尼斯爵士節的演出。啟發亞歷的鋼琴家有 Glenn Gould, Bill Evans, Brad Mehldau and Egberto Gismonti ，亞歷的理想是要在自己的音樂當中融和歐洲傳統複音音樂和非洲式多節奏音樂。