Chen Guang, piano

Olga Kern International Piano Competition Winner

Winner of the inaugural Olga Kern International Piano Competition, the Scriabin Prize, the Rome Prize, and numerous other internationally renowned competitions, Chen Guang combines his extraordinary technical capacity with a profound and mature musical sensibility and an exceptional onstage charisma.

Concert associations of Europe, America and Asia have hosted him both in recitals and with orchestras, performing programs ranging from William Byrd to Ligeti to modern-day composers.

Guang was born into a family of musicians, and at the age of 11, he moved to Beijing to study in the Central Conservatory. In 2012, he received his pre-college diploma at The Juilliard School of New York. In 2015, he received his diploma at the Accademia Internazionale Pianistica di Imola, where he studied with Maestro Ashkenazy as the youngest graduate in the Academy’s history. He is now continuing his studies at the Academy with Leonid Margarius. Among his other teachers are Zhu Lianping, Zhao Pingguo, Matti Raekallio, Enrica Ciccarelli and Paul Badura-Skoda, to name a few.