個人簡介

被媒體形容為「鋼琴學生的醫生」經常受邀到不同地方包括香港、上海、廣州、深圳等作演講、工作坊、大師班及為鋼琴演奏家提供診療。劉氏將科學彈奏技巧引入鋼琴教學當中,專門解決因彈奏鋼琴出現困難及疼痛等問題,從科學角度探討鋼琴演奏法及教學法,克服技術上的限制,提高老師及學生對身體和手部的構造及運作的認識,防止因彈奏鋼琴而導致職業性的傷害。

出生於香港的劉愷鋒是首位香港人以第一名鋼琴成績畢業於中國星海音樂學院,也是首位香港人獲邀出席優秀畢業生音樂會作演出。主修音樂教育及鋼琴演奏,師從李莉副教授、講師范曉玲,在學期間亦得到李廷強、Tamás Ungá、Yoheved Kaplinsky的指導。隨後受到Yoheved Kaplinsky的啟發開始鑽研科學彈奏技巧對鋼琴演奏的影響,從科學角度拆解各種鋼琴技巧,克服技術上的限制,同時防止手傷等問題,其方法得到廣泛宣傳及應用。

劉氏曾獲得多個比賽獎項,包括香港亞洲鋼琴公開比賽、新加坡國際青少年音樂大賽等。劉氏除了在香港、上海、廣州、深圳等作公開演出外,也被邀請出席多個鋼琴比賽的評審,包括香港青少年音樂公開比賽、紫荊花盃學界藝術人才選拔賽、全港學生公開音樂比賽、台灣亞洲。愛琴海鋼琴大賽等。

多年來,劉愷鋒致力鋼琴教育,其學生曾在國際及本地之多項鋼琴比賽中獲獎。熱心分享的他,亦受邀為兒童教育刊物撰寫專欄,開設個人專頁分享鋼琴教學經驗及心得,同時為習琴人士解答各種疑難。

Jacky Lau
Being described by the media as “pianist’s physician", is often being invited to conduct lectures, workshops, master classes and provide treatments to pianists in different cities such as Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Lau has introduced a scientific methodology into his piano teaching, specialised in piano injuries to prevent pain while playing the piano. By applying these scientific techniques on performance and teaching methods, can help to overcome technical constraints, improve both teachers and students’ knowledge on their body and hands structure plus movements, hence to prevent occupational injuries due to practice and performance.

Born in Hong Kong, Jacky Lau is the first Hong Kong pianist who graduated from China Xinghai Conservatory of Music with the best score, also the first from Hong Kong who was invited to perform at the outstanding graduates concert. With a major in music education and piano performance, Lau was under the tutelage of associate professor Li Li, and lecturer Fan Xiaoling; he has also studied with Norman Lee, Tamás Ungá, Yoheved Kaplinsky. As inspired by Yoheved Kaplinsky, Lau began to study the scientific techniques on piano playing, with a perspective to dismantle a variety of piano skills, to overcome technical limitations, while preventing hand injury and other related issues; its methodology is widely publicised and applied.

Lau has won several awards from various competitions, including the Hong Kong – Asia Piano Competition, Singapore International Youth Music Competition. In addition to making public performances in Hong Kong, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen, Lau is often invited to serve as jury for piano competitions, including the Hong Kong Youth Piano Open Competition, Bauhinia Cup Academy Art Talent Triathlon, Hong Kong Students Open Music Competition, Taiwan Asia. Aegean Piano Competition.

Over the years, Jacky is fully dedicated to piano education, and his students have won numerous awards in both international and local piano competitions. With his great passion, he has been invited to write columns for the children’s education journals, set up a webpage to share his piano teaching experience and insights, while provides advice to those pianists in need to resolve all kinds of different issues.