Praised by The Cincinnati Enquirer as playing with “combined bravura and artistry” for his performance of Rachmaninoff’s Third Piano Concerto with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra and by Frequent Business Traveler as “majestic and lyric” 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 past seasons include concerts at such renowned venues as Carnegie Hall, the Aronoff Center, Benaroya Hall, the Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Finney Chapel, Sydney Opera House, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatoire, the Petit Palau Hall, the Joaquín Rodrigo Music Auditorium, the Beijing Concert Hall, the Forbidden City Concert Hall, the Shanghai Concert Hall, the Shanghai Oriental Art Center and the Shanghai Grand Theatre in addition to appearances as a soloist with the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, the Beijing Symphony Orchestra, the Shanghai Symphony Orchestra, the Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, the Oberlin Orchestra and the international orchestra Virtuosos of Madrid; Moye Chen has also been invited as a guest artist to appear at the Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, the Deia International Music Festival, the Beijing International Contemporary Music Festival, the Shanghai Spring Music Festival, the DoCha Chamber Music Festival and the Tongyeong International Music Festival. He has performed with such acclaimed musicians as Guillaume Berney, William Eddins, Ryan Haskins, Tasmin Little, Stefan Milenkovich, Nicholas Milton, and Benjamin Northey.
Moye Chen has been a prize-winner at numerous competitions including the XI Sydney International Piano Competition (Australia), the LVIII Cincinnati World Piano Competition (USA), the XVI International Piano Competition Spanish Composers (Spain), the VIII International Iowa Piano Competition (USA), the II Dallas International Piano Competition (USA), and the IV Seattle International Piano Competition (USA). A versatile performer, he has been awarded the prestigious Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship, the Vladimir and Haewon Feltsman Piano Foundation Scholarship and the June and Charles Ross Piano Fellowship. One of his live recordings at the Sydney International Piano Competition was included in the album Encore! by ABC Classics. Moye Chen has been an exclusive recording artist for Universal Music since 2016.
Born in Beijing (China), Moye Chen earned his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music and his Artist Diploma from the Oberlin Conservatory of Music. His principal teachers have included Hung-Kuan Chen, Angela Cheng, Robert Hamilton, William Heiles and Xiaosheng Zhao. Other teachers and mentors include Tema Blackstone, Alvin Chow, Cheung-Yu Mo and Yunlin Yang. Moye Chen is currently a candidate for a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the University of Illinois under the supervision of William Heiles. He is also studying under Robert Hamilton in the Phoenix area.