Closing Concert of
Maestro HK Chopin Project
蕭邦大師 - 亞瑟利瑪
MASTER OF CHOPIN -ARTHUR LIMA
亞瑟利瑪於六歲起學習鋼琴。他其後遠赴巴黎跟隨法國兩位鋼琴學派的代表Marguerite Long及Jean Doyen教授學藝。在俄國鋼琴大師Lev Oborin（第一届1927年國際蕭邦大賽冠軍）的推薦下入讀世界著名的莫斯科音樂學院,並獲得文化局的獎學金。
利瑪在1970年已經灌錄了全部的蕭邦鋼琴樂曲，並於世界各地發行。爲了保存他出生國家巴西作曲家 -拿撒勒的鋼琴作品，他灌錄了他所有的鋼琴作品，銷量超過數萬張。他的唱片亦是美國Stereo Review Magazine全年最佳唱片。他在天龍Denon唱片公司發行的「最愛蕭邦」作品至今仍然是日本最暢銷的大碟。
The American release of his cd of Nazareth´s music was chosen “Best of the Year” by Stereo Review Magazine. His recording of “Chopin Favourites” for the Denon label is still a best-seller Japan.
Considered one of the most important maestros in the world, Arthur Moreira Lima came to world attention when he was awarded Second Prize at the 7th Chopin International Piano Competition in Warsaw in 1965.
Arthur Moreira Lima started his musical studies at the age of six. He later studied in Paris with Professor Marguerite Long and Jean Doyen, two of representatives of French piano school. Lima then studied at the prestigious Moscow Conservatory by the recommendation of Lev Oborin (Winner of 1st Chopin Competition in 1927) under the scholarship from the Soviet Ministry of Culture for eight years.
A laureate of the Tchaikovsky Competition (1970) and the Leeds International Piano Competition (UK 1969), Arthur Moreira Lima has toured worldwide, such as Japan, Great Britain, France, Germany, Canada, Italy, Switzerland, U.S.A., Austria, Russia, Poland and throughout Latin America. He appeared with orchestras such as Moscow Philharmonic, Berlin Symphony, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Northern Symphonia of England, ORTF Paris, Moscow Chamber Orchestra, under the direction of Kyril Kondrachine, Mariss Jansons, Rudolf Barshai, Serge Baudo, Vladimir Fedoseyev, Kurt Sanderling, Semyon Bychkov.
In the 1970s Moreira Lima has already recorded all of Chopin's works; he has also recorded the music of Ernesto Nazareth. He is responsible for the revival of Ernest Nazareth´s music, having recorded the composer´s complete piano music in four cd´s, with sales exceeding hundred thousand copies. The American release of his cd of Nazareth´s music was chosen “Best of the Year” by Stereo Review Magazine. His recording of “Chopin Favourites” for the Denon label is still a best-seller in Japan.
Lima travelled across Brazil, playing classical music to communities for free in order to promote classical music in his motherland, with his own piano and mobile stage.
An extraordinary interpreter of the Chopin’s repertoire, Lima is praised for his unfailing technical command, singing tone and elegance by the press worldwide. Maestro Lima has decided to come for his Debut in Hong Kong and plays the All Chopin Programme to the Hong Kong audience.