Born in March 2005, Kevin Chen started his piano studies at age five. Since then, his successes in competitive performance have gained significant international appreciation, including first prize in the Arthur Rubinstein Piano Master Competition in Tel Aviv, Israel (March 2023); first prize in the Concours de Genève (November 2022); first prize in the Franz Liszt International Piano Competition in Budapest, Hungary (September 2021); first prize in the Hilton Head International Piano Competition in Hilton Head, United States (March 2020); and first prize in the International Piano-e-Competition in Minneapolis, United States (July 2019).
Kevin has been performing with orchestras since his debut with the Abbotsford Youth Orchestra at the age of seven. These include the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, Calgary Philharmonic Orchestra, Minnesota Orchestra, Hilton Head Symphony Orchestra, Hungarian National Orchestra, Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Israel Camerata, Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra, and others.
Kevin currently studies privately with Professor Marilyn Engle. As a composer in his spare time, Kevin’s accomplishments in this regard are reflected in commissions and acclaimed public performances. Five of his works have been published. Outside of music, he enjoys computer programming and solving Rubik’s cubes.