Chenxiao Chen, 20 years old, is a third year Piano Performance student under the tutelage of Edward Neeman at the Australian National University. He is a recipient of the Dennis Griffin Piano Undergraduate Scholarship. Chenxiao attained his LTCL Piano Diploma with Distinction in 2013.
Chenxiao has won several awards at numerous competitions. Recently, he won the First Prize and the People’s Choice Prize at the 2019 ANU Whitworth Roach Classical Music Performance Competition. Chenxiao was also a semi-finalist in the 2019 New Zealand Wallace National Piano Competition. In 2017, he won the Ronisch Auckland Secondary Schools Piano Competition and the Auckland Grammar Minister’s Plate Music Competition. In 2016, he won the IRMT Margaret Doone Memorial Piano Sonata Scholarship and the Lang Lang New Zealand Youth Piano Competition. Chenxiao was also a finalist in the 2014 New Zealand Wallace National Junior Piano Competition.
Chenxiao was extensively involved in music at high school, playing the piano as well as the flute for the Symphony Orchestra and Premier Concert Band. His performances as piano soloist won Best Performance of a Classical Piece by an Orchestra in 2017 and Best Performance of a New Zealand Piece by a Concert Band in 2015.
Last year, Chenxiao was awarded the Imad Nassir Prize and the Winifred Burston Memorial Prize, both for classical piano at the ANU. He has given a few public performances in Canberra, including one at the Embassy of Austria.
As a music teacher, Chenxiao aims for an engaging and positive teaching approach that promotes fun and effective learning.
Lessons with Chen
Individual piano lessons with Chen are available at ACTAM Studios in Fyshwick and at Lyneham Primary School.
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