Dr. Xiao Chen, a recent graduate of the Music Department’s piano program where she studied with Professor Inna Faliks, has recently won the Hollander American prize. More information can be read on their blog by clicking HERE.
From the blog:
The American Prize
in Piano Performance (concerto), 2017-18?The Lorin Hollander Award
The American Prize winner:
Xiao Chen Los Angeles CA
Rachmaninoff Concerto #2
Chinese-born pianist Xiao Chen is actively engaged as a solo and chamber musician. She received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree under Inna Faliks from University of California, Los Angeles. She obtained her Master of Music degree at The Juilliard School in New York, where she studied with Jerome Lowenthal. She earned a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from Bard College Conservatory of Music, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Language and Literature from Bard College. She studied with Melvin Chen at Bard.
Ms. Chen has performed numerous concerts and recitals throughout the U.S., China, and Europe. Her recent solo recital in Shanghai Concert Hall was well received and interviewed by Shanghai Youth Daily (?Her energetic, exquisite, breathtaking performance? impressed the audience?). Her performance of Rachmaninoff?s second piano concerto with UCLA Symphony was the highlight of the concert season. She is the prize winner of many competitions including Frances Wlaton Competition, American Protege International Competition, The Muse International Competition, ?London? Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition, and Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition China Regional Competition. As a winner of Frances Walton Competition, she played a concert tour in Washtington State and performed a solo piano program on radio live broadcast concert at Classical KING FM 98.1. She has been invited to perform in numerous music festivals including The Morningside Bridge Summer Festival, Yellow Barn Music Festival, Pianofest Summer Festival, Aspen Music Festival, Manchester Music Festival, and Italy Perugia Music Fest.
Hearty congratulations to Xiao Chen!