The only eighteen-year-old Canadian artist called the “Calgary Piano Prodigy” in his hometown, shines like a comet among young classical music talents. He has demonstrated his talent at the world’s most prestigious international piano competitions, winning the Rubinstein Competition in Tel Aviv, the Geneva International Piano Competition and the Hilton Head Competition in the United States.
Chen’s name is also well-known in Hungary: he was the winner and special prize-winner of the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition held in Budapest in 2021. He also won a special prize for the best rendering of a transcription by Cziffra at the competition held together with the György Cziffra Memorial Year.
(A joint concert of the Cziffra Festival and the Liszt Academy)
Supporter: Prime Minister’s Office, Bethlen Gábor Fund Zrt.
Mendelssohn: Prelude and Fugue in B flat major, Op. 35/6, Mendelssohn: Variations sérieuses, op. 54, Beethoven: Piano Sonata in A major, op. 101 *** Vecsey–Cziffra: Valse triste, Brahms–Cziffra: 5. Hungarian Dance, Liszt: 2nd (B minor) ballad, Liszt: Two taverns, Liszt: Norma paraphrase
Liszt Academy, Solti hall