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拉尔夫•赫博 Ralf Heiber           奧地利著名鋼琴家 Austria Pianist 

       拉爾夫•赫博出生于柏林。由於父親任職于外交部,常常赴多個國家工作,所以拉爾夫的童年是在多倫多、卡拉卡斯以及巴賽隆納度過的。 他的鋼琴啟蒙老師是法國鋼琴家莫妮克•杜菲爾。從1983開始,他拜師與羅蘭•凱勒,並且憑優異的成績先後畢業於盧貝克音樂學院和維也納戲劇藝術和音樂學院。早年接觸到的各種語言和文化使他對藝術歌曲產生了興趣。在藝術歌曲學習方面,他最初的導師是埃裡克•韋巴、羅曼•奧爾特納和諾爾曼•夏特勒。 
       另外,他也曾在沃爾特•貝瑞、伊蒂絲•馬西斯以及利奧波德•斯皮策的課上當助教。 拉爾夫不僅在鋼琴獨奏方面獲獎無數,也榮獲漢堡布拉姆斯大賽和維也納舒伯特大賽等多個國際獎項。由於公眾和媒體的高度認可,他經常被邀請去舉辦個人專場演出或者為著名歌手伴奏。 除了表演家的身份,拉爾夫還擔任奧地利海頓音樂學院鋼琴系主任。此外,他也經常被邀請擔任世界各地舉辦的比賽的評委以及大師課。名師出高徒。經他指導的學生也斬獲2007年巴黎梅思安大賽一等獎以及多個國際大獎。 

Ralf Heiber was born in Berlin. His father being in the diplomatic service, he grew up in Toronto, Caracas and Barcelona. He began studying the piano under the French pianistMonique Duphil. In 1983 he began his professional training with Roland Keller, firstat the Academy of Music in Lübeck, later at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna, where he graduated with honors.His contact with different languages and cultures forms the basis of his interest in art song. Erik Werba and Roman Ortner were his initial mentors, concluding with Norman Shetler, with whom he also frequently performed. Additionaly he assisted in the classes of Walter Berry, Edith Mathis and Leopold Spitzer. In addition to prizes in solo piano, he also won the accompanying prize at the International Brahms Competition in Hamburg and first prize at the International Schubert Competition in Vienna. Since then he regularly performs as soloist and as accompanist with renowned singers, and his recordings have been highly acclaimed by public and press. Besides concertizing, he heads the piano department at the Haydn Conservatory in Austria, and is in regular demand as a jury member at competitions and masterclasses worldwide. Prize winners (for instance first prize at the Messiaen Competition in Paris 2007) number amongst his students.