Stage: Final - 2nd Prize
STAGE ONE - SELECTION: Claude Debussy Piano Etudes No.1-7
STAGE TWO - SEMIFINAL: Bach, Chromatic Fantasy and Fugue, BWV 903
STAGE THREE - FINAL: Claude Debussy: Piano Etude No.8-No.12; Franz Schubert: Piano Sonata D959, I. Allegro
Chen Liang is becoming an active figure on stages in both China and the United States. As a soloist and a chamber musician, Chen gives numerous recitals every year in China and America, passing his musical inspirations to thousands of audience. As a frequent concerto soloist, Chen has played with Chong Qing Philharmonic in China, the Greece Symphony Orchestra in New York and Lynn Philharmonic in Florida.
Chen is the winner of the 5th Manhattan International Music Competition in New York City, the 3rd Lira International Piano competition in St. Petersburg, Russia, the Big Arts Classical Music Scholarship Competition and the Lynn Concerto Competition in Florida. He also won top prizes in many other competitions including “Imola” International Piano Festival and Competition in Italy, Piano Texas Music Festival Concerto Competition and the Chautauqua Music Festival Piano Competition. Currently on the Piano Faculty at the Chopin Academy of Music in Issaquah, Chen was also a former Piano Faculty at Eastman Community Music School in New York (the former Eastman School of Music Prep School) and Adjunct Lecturer at State University of New York at Geneseo (SUNY Geneseo). Chen is a passionate educator and music scholar. He frequently gives masterclasses and lectures in both China and United States, and is a frequent presenter at the MTNA, CMS national conferences. Chen has also worked as an Assistant Instructor for class piano at both Eastman School of Music and University of Rochester.
Chen received his Bachelor’s degree in piano performance from both Sichuan Conservatory of Music in China and Lynn University Conservatory of Music in Boca Raton, FL. He earned his MM (Master of Music) and DMA (Doctor of Musical Arts) in Piano Performance and Literature, from Eastman School of Music, under the tutelage of Ms. Natalya Antonova, with a music theory minor field and Advanced Teaching Certificate.