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Peiyuan Chen

28-year-old violinist Peiyuan Chen from China performs J. Brahms – Concerto in D Major, Op.77 (1st mov) 

About the artist

Peiyuan Chen, born in December 1991,began to learn violin from his father Chen Jianxin at 5 years old. In 2010, he was admitted to the Central Conservatory of Music. After entering the Central Conservatory of Music, he studied with Professor Yu Bing and Chai Liang. In 2014, Peiyuan Chen was enrolled as the graduate students of the violin major in the Central Conservatory of Music with excellent result of third place and continue to learn from the Professor Yu Bing. During the postgraduate period, Chen won the first-class scholarships every year. In 2016, Chen was admitted to the Jacobs School of Music, where he pursued the violin professional Performer Diploma-Solo Performance and won the highest scholarship. He started studying with Professor Sibbi Bernhardsson, who is the former second violinist of the Pacific String Quartet at Indiana University. At the same time Chen still continue to retain graduate degree in the Central Conservatory of Music. At the end of February 2017, Peiyuan Chen finished his first degree solo recital at the Jacobs School of Music in Indiana University and successfully performed many great violin works, such as the complete Brahms Violin Concerto, Bach Chaconne and Hubay Carmen Fantasia, and he eventually got the highest level results of A+. And he also completed two master’s degree recitals of completely different tracks successively with the highest score in a week time in the Central Conservatory of Music in March.

In May 2018, Chen graduated from Indiana University and started working as a violinist in Central Conservatory of Music Symphony Orchestra. In July 2019, Chen won the second prize of the World Music Competition Violin Discipline. In August 2019, he has also been chosen as the 1st Prize Winner of the 2019 “Golden Classical Music Awards” International Competition. In October 2019, Chen won the 3rd Prize of “Music in the Vineyards” International Music Competition Senior Violin Division.

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