Award-winning pianist Dr. XIAO CHEN is actively engaged as both a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.S., China, and Europe. Her performances have been well received by many; New York Concert Review praised her that “she has a strong interest in communicating, and that urge is apparent in performances of expressiveness and purposefulness”, while Shanghai Youth Daily said “her energetic and breathtaking performance impressed the audience”.
Dr. Chen is currently on faculty at Mount Saint Mary’s University, having served as Lecturer in Piano Performance at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in 2019. She is the music director of Irvine Conservatory of Music, as well as the artistic director of Irvine Conservatory International Music Competition.
As an educator and advocator, Dr. Chen has also been invited to present lectures and concerts as a recurring guest professor at universities. Her articles about music and teaching have been published in US and China. She has also collaborated with Bard Conservatory US-China Music Institute and created a new piano program for young students in China.
Dr. Chen attended Bard College as a double major, receiving her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance from the Bard College Conservatory of Music, and her Bachelor of Arts degree in Language and Literature from Bard College. She furthered her studies at The Juilliard School in New York, obtaining her Master of Music degree. Most recently, she received her Doctor of Musical Arts degree at UCLA. More about Dr. XIAO CHEN, please visit: XiaoChenPianist.com