Moye Chen

On 14 mai 2018

BIOGRAPHIE

Né à Pékin, Moye Chen est lauréat de nombreux Concours Internationaux. Le dernier en date étant le Concours de Sydney où nous l’avons rencontré.
Il a obtenu son baccalauréat et sa maîtrise au Conservatoire de Shanghai et son diplôme d’artiste au Conservatoire d’ Oberlin (Ohio).
Sa carrière l’a amené à se produire sur les cinq continents . Dernièrement après une tournée en Russie avec l’Orchestre de Mariinski et Gergiev, il enchaîne une tournée en Australie. Il vient de signer un contrat exclusif avec Decca.
La presse internationale l’a comparé à Sokolov et à Pletnev.
Il est un grand espoir de la jeune génération russe.

BIOGRAPHY

Praised by The Cincinnati Enquirer as playing with “combined bravura and artistry” for his
performance of Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto with Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, and by
Frequent Business Traveler as “majestic and lyrical” for his recital at Carnegie Hall in 2015,
Moye Chen has performed extensively as a concert pianist in the United States, Europe, Asia and
Australia.
Highlights of Moye’s past seasons include the concerts in the renowned venues such as
Carnegie Hall, Benaroya Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Sydney Opera House, the
Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, the Mariinsky Theater Concert Hall, Petit Palau Hall,
Joaquín Rodrigo Music Auditorium, Hamer Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Forbidden City Concert
Hall, Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Symphony Hall, Shanghai Oriental Art Center and
Shanghai Grand Theater; as well as the appearances as a soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra,
Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra,
Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony
Orchestra, Oberlin Orchestra and International Orchestra “Virtuosos of Madrid”; he has also been
invited as guest artist to play in Mariinsky International Piano Festival, Gilmore International
Keyboard Festival, Deia International Music Festival, Beijing International Contemporary Music
Festival, DoCha Chamber Music Festival, and Tongyeong International Music Festival. He has
collaborated with many world-renowned conductors and performers such as Valery Gergiev, Sir
Andrew Davis, William Eddins, Benjamin Northey, Nicholas Milton, Lorenz NasturicaHerschcowici,
Stefan Milenkovich, Tasmin Little, Kathron Sturrock and Hung-Kuan Chen.
As the exclusive recording artist of Universal Music, his album Four Worlds has been
released on the Deutsche Grammophon label in 2018 and features solo piano music by three
composer-pianists – Sergei Rachmaninov, Percy Grainger and Vladimir Horowitz. Cyrus MeherHomji,
the founder of Eloquence Classics and producer of Four Worlds, has remarks Moye’s
extraordinary talent: “…He (Moye) is not just another top-ranking pianist. He is a musician of
deep sensitivity and soul, with technical facility to burn. He needs to be noticed and he deserves
the greatest success.”
Moye is the winner of numerous competitions such as the 11th Sydney International Piano
Competition, the 58th Cincinnati World Piano Competition, the 16th International Piano
Competition “Spanish Composers”, the 8th International Iowa Piano Competition, the 1st
Berliner International Music Competition and the 5th World Piano Teachers Association
International Piano Competition, among others. He was awarded the 2017 Center for Musical
Excellence (CME) International Performing Arts Grant. A versatile artist, he has been awarded
the prestigious Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship and Feltsman Piano Foundation
Scholarship. Some of his other recordings have been collected in the album Encore! on the ABC
Classics label.
A native of Beijing, China. Moye earned his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from Shanghai
Conservatory of Music and Artist Diploma from Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His principal
teachers include Hung-Kuan Chen, Angela Cheng, Robert Hamilton, William Heiles and
Xiaosheng Zhao. Moye is currently the candidate of Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the
University of Illinois.
Moye Chen is the Kawai Artist. He also serves as Artist in Residence of Shanghai
Conservatory of Music – Royal College of Music (SHCM – RCM) Joint Institute.

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