International Piano-e-Competition
Kevin CHEN
Kevin CHEN
Nationality:
CANADA

Residence:
CANADA
AGE: 14*
*as of July 6, 2019
Teacher:
Marilyn Engle
About Kevin:
An avid composer of over 100 works that include four full symphonies for orchestra and one piano concerto, Kevin had five of his works published, and many were commissioned and performed in concerts.
Since his orchestra debut with Abbotsford Youth Orchestra at age of seven, Kevin performed many concerts with Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Okanagan Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Island Symphony and Astana Opera Symphony Orchestra. Many of these performances featured Kevin’s own orchestral works.

In 2016, he was featured in Maclean’s magazine dedicated to the achievements of 100 remarkable Canadians. Kevin was listed in CBC’s “Top 30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians under 30” in 2013.
Kevin was awarded third place in the OSM Competition in 2015 when he was ten years old in the 17 and under category. In 2013, he was awarded first place in the Canadian Music Competition.

Kevin earned First Class Honors with Distinction in his ARCT Performer’s Royal Conservatory of Music exam at the age of eight, the youngest Canadian ever to receive such honor.

Kevin has attended numerous masterclasses with acclaimed pianists, including Emanuel Ax, Alessio Bax, Katherine Chi, John Perry, Minsoo Sohn, and Roman Rabinovich.
Repertoire:
FIRST ROUND (QUARTERFINALS)
Johann Sebastian Bach Prelude and Fugue in C-sharp Major, WTC I, BWV 848
Ludwig van Beethoven Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7
  I. Allegro molto e con brio
Franz Liszt Transcendental Etude No. 5 “Feux follets”, S. 139/5
Alexander Scriabin Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19
  I. Andante
  II. Presto
Nagim Mendigaliyev Legend of Dombra
   
SECOND ROUND (QUARTERFINALS)
Franz Schubert Sonata in A Minor, D. 784
  I. Allegro giusto
Felix Mendelssohn Variations serieuses, Op. 54
Carl Vine Piano Sonata No. 1 (1990)
  I. [no tempo marking]
  II. Leggiero e legato
   
CONCERTO (FINALS)
Frederic Chopin Concerto No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 11
  I. Allegro maestoso
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