“Jianwei Chen” is impressive and his performance is amazing, full of life and just right” (Deseret News, Salt Lake City, USA)
“With immense gifts of talent… it’s all about the heart and soul.” (The Herald-Times, USA) Jianwei Chen is an active pianist in Hongkong. In 1999, he came third in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition, he placed fourth in the Schubert International Piano Competition in 2007, becoming the first Chinese winner of the event. His infectious performance, won him great cheer from the audience in the 2008 New Orleans International Piano Competition. Beside performance, Chen is also actively involved in teaching. His enthusiasm for teaching began when he was studying at New York’s Eastman Conservatory of Music, as his piano professor Douglas Humpherys’ assistant, then in the US while studying with Indiana University pianist Edward Auer, Chen also worked as a music theory tutor at the University, teaching undergraduate courses and postgraduate courses. He currently teaches at Hong Kong Academy for performing arts, Hong Kong Baptist University, Chinese University of Hong Kong and Hong Kong University of Education. He regularly hosts master classes and lectures in Hong Kong and mainland China. Chen was awarded a Commendation by the Secretary of Home Affairs of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region in 2008 for his achievements in music. In 2009, he won the Outstanding Young Pianist Award of the Hong Kong Piano Music Association. In 2011 he became a Steinway artist, and in 2013 he was nominated as one of Hong Kong’s top ten outstanding young people.