Junhui Chen

The 21-year-old Chinese pianist Junhui Chen has already appeared as a soloist with orchestras across the world, including the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, Rapides Symphony Orchestra, Xiamen Philharmonic Orchestra, Xiamen Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Music Middle School Youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Ashdod Symphony Orchestra.

In addition to the concerto performances he has given, Junhui is also a winner of many national and international competitions. He was a finalist in the first Wenhua National Piano Competition (junior group) in 2009 and the 4th prize winner in the first Concerto Competition of Shanghai Music Middle School in 2010. In 2011, he was awarded the 2nd prize in the 4th Louisiana International Piano Competition (Adult group) as the youngest participant. This was followed by 2nd prize and the Best Master Class Performance Prize and 4 years of full scholarship given by the Eastman School of Music in the 13th Eastman Young Artist International Piano Competition in 2012.

Born in Fuzhou, Fujian, Junhui got into Shanghai Music Middle School affiliated to Shanghai Conservatory at age nine. He studied with Professor Shuang Xiao and Professor Zhengxiao Que.  He studied with Professor Zhe Tang later on. In 2013, Junhui got into The Juilliard School, where he studied with Professor Robert McDonald. In 2015, Junhui got into the Curtis Institute of Music and is continuing his study under the guidance of Professor Robert McDonald.

2016 Olga Kern International Piano Competition Semifinalists Honorable Mention Award-Winner and Turek Foundation Bach Award-Winner.