Winner of the Scriabin Prize and the Rome Prize, together with numerous other internationally renowned competitions, the twenty-one-year-old pianist Chen Guang combines his extraordinary technical capacity with a profound and mature musical sensibility and an exceptional on-stage charisma.
Numerous concert associations of Europe, America, and Asia have hosted him both in recitals and with orchestras performing programs ranging from William Byrd to Ligeti to modern-day composers.
He has performed in the Shanghai Oriental Center, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Sala Verdi of Milan Conservatory, Teatro Verdi of Florence and Pisa, Teatro la Fenice of Venice, Auditorium della Conciliazione at Rome, Teatro del Fuoco of Foggia, Teatro Goldoni of Livorno, Kawai Concert Hall at Krefeld, Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, Stadthalle of Muhlheim, PaderHalle of Paderborn, Stadtpark Schützenhof of Herford, Konzerthalle of Bad Salzuflen, Palau de la Musica of Barcelona, Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Theater of Zwolle, Slovak Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava, Lincoln Center and Alice Tully Hall of New York, Davis Hall of Fairbanks, National Music Center of Canada, among others.
Chen Guang was born into a family of musicians in the province of Hubei, China. At the age of 11, he moved to Beijing to study in the Central Conservatory. In 2012, he received his pre-College Diploma at The Juilliard School of New York. In 2015, he received the Diploma at the Accademia Internazionale Pianistica di Imola, where he studied with Maestro Ashkenazy as the youngest graduate in the Academy’s history. He is now continuing his studies at the Academy with Leonid Margarius. Among his other teachers are Zhu Lianping, Zhao Pingguo, Matti Raekallio, Enrica Ciccarelli, and Paul Badura-Skoda, to name a few.
Antonio Mormone was among the first to recognize the talent of Chen Guang, and Mormone has been following his artistic growth for years.
Chen Guang was the First Prize Award-Winner of the 2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition.