Jury Member Taiwan Normal University

Chun-Chieh Yen

Pianist Chun-Chieh Yen has concertized in Europe, Asia, and America, embracing a wide range of repertoire. Concerto performances take Mr. Yen to orchestras all over the world including the Russian National Orchestra, Staatsorchester Rheinische Philharmonie, and the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. He has enjoyed collaborations with many conductors, including Mikhail Pletnev, Henry Mazer, Uri Mayer, Shao-Chia Lü, and Günther Herbig.

Mr. Yen’s debut album on Universal, earned him the award of Best Classical Performer at the 19th Golden Melody Awards in Taiwan. In recent seasons Mr. Yen has completed different projects in concerts including performing Chopin complete 27 Etudes in one recital; premiering Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 2 in Taiwan; world premier recording of Qigang Chen’s Piano Concerto “Erhuang” on Naxos; and giving three different recitals on the same day in “One Day Piano Festival x 3”.

Mr. Yen is also a numerous prizewinner at competitions. He was awarded Third Prize at the International Youth Tchaikovsky Competition (1997); First Prize at the 4th Hamamatsu International Academy Piano Competition in Japan (1999); and Third Prize at the 4th Prokofiev International Competition in St. Petersburg (2004). He also received the “Prix de L’Ordre du Merite” in Luzern, where he was praised by Maestro Alexis Weissenberg.

Mr. Yen began his piano studies in Taiwan with Prof. Mei-Fu Chen & Prof. Rolf-Peter Wille. At the age of 15 Mr. Yen furthered his education at the Hochschule für Music und Theater Hannover in Germany under the tutelage of Prof. Vladimir Krainev where he earned his Konzertexamen degree. He was then given a full scholarship to study with world-renowned pedagogue John Perry at the Colburn Conservatory of Music in Los Angeles.

Mr. Yen is currently full time Associate Professor at the Taiwan Normal University. He also serves as faculty member at Music Fest Perugia, Almalfi Coast Music Festival in Italy and Colburn Piano Festival in the states. During the past years his students have won top prizes at international competitions. In 2017 he founded International Maestro Piano Festival and International Maestro Piano Competition in Taiwan. Mr. Yen is devoted in promoting classical music around the world with his multiple rolls as concert pianist, educator and organizer.

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