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Age 6 and under not admitted.
Foundation for Chinese Performing Arts
by the New York Times as a pianist with "a graceful touch... rhythmic
precision... hypnotic charm” (2012) and "sure,subtle touch," (2014) Han
Chen is a distinctive artist whose credentials at a young age already
include important prizes in competitions of traditional music as well as
increasing respect in the avant-garde.
Mr. Chen’s debut CD with Naxos Records,which consists of all-Liszt
operatic transcriptions,was released in January 2016 as the first prize
winner of the 6th China International Piano Competition. International
Piano magazine (UK) praised Mr. Chen’s performance in the
competition,stating that “[Chen] displayed extraordinary strength,talent
As an enthusiastic advocate for modern music,Mr. Chen actively performs
both 20th-century classics and works by emerging composers. His close
collaboration with the Juilliard modern music ensemble AXIOM led him to
the performance of music by composers such as Pierre Boulez,Toshio
Hosokawa,Gyorgy Kurtag,Magnus Lindberg,Steve Reich,Charles Wuorinen. He
is currently on the roster of the New York-based group Ensemble Échappé.
Native of Taichung,Taiwan,Mr. Chen received his accelerated Bachelor’s
and Master’s Degree of Music at The Juilliard School with professor
Yoheved Kaplinsky under the C/Kaplan Piano Scholarship,Susan W. Rose
Piano Fellowship and Van Cliburn Alumni Scholarship. After that,he
obtained his Graduate Diploma with Prof. Wha Kyung Byun at the New
England Conservatory. He is now doing his Doctoral of Musical Arts at
the CUNY Graduate Center with Prof. Kaplinsky and Prof. Ursula Oppens.