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Kevin Chen (Canada), First Prize
2019 International e-Piano
Junior Competition

  

Lloyd Ultan Recital Hall at University of Minnesota
2106 S 4th St
Minneapolis, MN 55455

Pianists from around the world converged in Minneapolis, MN, in July 2019 to compete in the prestigious 2019 International e-Piano Junior Competition for more than $20,000 in cash and prizes. From an initial round of 25 contestants, the top five finalists vied for the grand prize; however, over the multi-day competition, there were many other outstanding performances as well.

This special rebroadcast features First Prize winner Kevin Chen of Canada. 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.

The selections featured in this performance include:
Sonata No. 4 in E-flat Major, Op. 7 I.Allegro molto e con brio (Ludwig van Beethoven)
Transcendental Etude No. 5 “Feux follets”, S. 139/5 (Franz Liszt)
Sonata No. 2 in G-sharp Minor, Op. 19 I. Andante, II. Presto (Alexander Scriabin)
Legend of Dombra (Nagim Mendigaliyev)
Variations serieuses, Op. 54 (Felix Mendelssohn)
Piano Sonata No. 1 (1990), I. [no tempo marking], II. Leggiero e legato (Carl Vine)


This performance was originally streamed live and broadcast from the 2019 International e-Piano Junior Competition in July 2019, in Minneapolis, MN.