Zhen Chen wins a Global Music Award with ERGO


The Navona Records 2017 April release of ERGO, featuring compositions by New York-based composer and pianist Zhen Chen has won the Silver Medal in the Global Music Awards.

Zhen Chen received his Bachelor’s in piano performance at the Central Conservatory of Music in China, and his Master’s in piano performance from the Manhattan School of Music, where he was presented the Helen Cohen Award. Since graduating, he has traveled the world as a solo and chamber artist.

Chen has performed in notable concert halls such as Stern Auditorium, Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, and the David Geffen Hall of Lincoln Center, to name a few. In addition to performing as a solo artist, Chen has also been the featured soloists in orchestras such as the China Xinhua Philharmonic Orchestra in which took him on a China tour.

Zhen Chen on the Red Carpet at the 2016 GRAMMY Awards, holding new album ERGO and present as a voting member of the Academy. 

ERGO, which is an album of chamber compositions featuring traditional Chinese folk instruments with performers, Chen on piano, Jiaju Shen playing the pipa, Feifei Yang playing the erhu, and vocalist Yixuan Pang , has received press from all around the world. Reviewers such as Sonograma Magazine say Chen is “a composer of unusual talent, [and] a great advocate of contemporary music.” 

Since the release, Chen has been featured in China Daily, in World Journal, and in a YouTube interview series by SinoTVUSA.

Here at PARMA, we’re proud to be working with talented artists such as Zhen Chen. If you haven’t already, find the album on iTunes, Amazon, and streaming on Spotify. Keep up with Zhen Chen on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Speaking of YouTube, have you seen his music video for Turpan Tango?


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