October 19-24, 2015

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Moye Chen


Praised by The Cincinnati Enquirer as “combined bravura and artistry” for his performance with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and by Frequent Business Traveler as “majestic and lyric” for his recital at Carnegie Hall, Moye Chen has performed extensively as a concert pianist in United States, Europe, and Asia. He has performed
in the renowned venues such as Carnegie Hall, Aronoff Center, Benaroya Concert Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Finney Chapel, Moscow Conservatory Great Hall, Petit Palau Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Forbidden City Concert Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, and Shanghai Grand Theater; as a soloist, he has performed with many orchestras, including the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, Oberlin Orchestra, Oberlin Chamber Orchestra,Shanghai Youth Symphony Orchestra, and Asian Ensemble Orchestra; also, he has been invited to perform in the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, DoCha International Chamber Music Festival, Beijing International Contemporary Music Festival, Shanghai
Spring Music Festival, and Tongyeong International Music Festival.

Mr. Chen is the Gold Medalist of the 58th Cincinnati World Piano Competition, as well as the winner of the International Iowa Piano Competition, Dallas International Piano Competition, Seattle International Piano Competition, Heida Hermanns International Piano Competition, Bradshaw and Buono International Piano Competition, Krannert Debut Artist Competition, and Palatino Piano and Composition Competition. He is one
of the two admitted Chinese pianists in the XV International Tchaikovsky Competition in Moscow. As a versatile artist, he has been awarded the Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship Prize, Vladimir and Haewon Feltsman Foundation Scholarship, and June and Charles Ross Fellowship Prizes.

A native of Beijing, Mr. Chen earned his Bachelor and Master’s Degree from Shanghai Conservatory of Music under the guidance of Hung-Kuan Chen; his Artist Diploma was conferred by Oberlin Conservatory of Music, where he worked with Angela Cheng; Mr. Chen is now a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois under the direction of William Heiles; other teachers include Tema Blackstone, Alvin Chow, William Heiles, Cheung-Yu Mo, and Xiaosheng Zhao. He has also played in the master classes of Volker Banfield, Lazar Berman, Christopher Elton, Fou T’song, Constance Keene, Anton Kuerti, Mingqiang Li, Paul Pollei, Anatol
Ugorski, and Earl Wild. Mr. Chen is currently studying with Prof. Robert Hamilton.


First Round
J.S. Bach Prelude & Fugue No. 13 in F-sharp Major, BWV 882, WTC II
Grieg Lyric Pieces Bk.3: No. 1 “Butterfly”, Op.43, No.1
Grieg Lyric Pieces: Bk.5: No.3 “March of the Dwarfs”, Op.54 No.3
Chopin Etude in A Minor, Op.25 No.11
Liszt Concert Etude “Gnomenreigen”, S.145 No.2
Liszt/Horowitz Hungarian Rhapsode No. 19

Semifinal Round
Scriabin Poeme in F-Sharp Major, Op. 32 No.1
Mozart Sonata No.10 in C Major, K.330
Rachmaninoff Sonata No.2 in B-flat Minor, Op.36
(Horowitz Ver.)

Final Round
Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1 in B-flat Minor, Op.23

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