27. Hui-Chuan Chen 陳慧娟, Pianist/2014/10

Hui-Chuan Chen 陳慧娟, Pianist

hui_chuan_chenPianist Hui-Chuan Chen 陳慧娟was born in Kaohsiung, Taiwan and began piano lessons at age six. While in school, she was the winner of the Wonderlic piano competition in Baltimore, placed second place in the Kaohsiung City Competition, third prize in the University Piano Competition and fourth in the Kawai Competition. She was also engaged as rehearsal pianist for Taiwan’s National Symphony Orchestra for two years. Upon graduation, she moved to Baltimore to pursue graduate studies at the Peabody Institute.

Hui-Chuan has performed widely throughout the United States, Europe and Asia. An active chamber musician, In 2003, she accompanied soprano Shou- Hua Su in concert at the National Recital Hall in Taipei, Taiwan. In 2004, she collaborated with mezzo-soprano Chi-Chun Chan in the same hall. Hui-Chuan has also participated in many festivals, including the Chigiana Accademia in Siena, Italy, and Universität Mozateum in Salzburg. This past summer, Hui-Chuan was awarded the fellowship in the field of instrumental collaborative artist to attended the Aspen Festival of Music, where she was under the instruction of Rita Sloan. At Aspen, Hui-Chuan performed with the Apsen Festival Percussion Ensemble in Harris Concert Hall. She was also the only festival student to perform on Aspen’s annual Beethoven series alongside Festival faculty members, playing Beethoven’s 12 variations on Handel’s “See the conqu’ring hero comes” from Judas Maccabaeus, WoO 45 with cellist Tavi Ungerleider.

Hui-Chuan has had opportunities to work with many great musicians, including pianists Leon Fleisher and Sergei Dorensky. In terms of chamber music, she has coached with Christian Tezlaff, Pamela Frank, Victor Danchenko, Roberto Diaz, Laurence Lesser, Richard Aaron, Herbert Greeberg, Stephen Wyrczynski, Amit Peled and Marina Piccinini. Hui-Chuan also regularly accompanies singers. She was appointed by many outstanding performers or teachers as their class accompanist, including Thomas Grub、John Shirley-Quirk、Phyllis Bryn-Julson, and William Sharp.

Having finished a Master of Music degree at Peabody, Hui-Chuan is currently a student in the DMA program where she holds the position of accompanying coordinator. She is a student of Ellen Mack.

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