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.
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.”
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?