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Joy Chen (Australia)
Concerto: Tchaikovsky Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23
Joy Chen began her piano studies at the age of six. Joy completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) Honours degree at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, with Dr. Paul Rickard-Ford in 2022. Joy was a scholarship recipient of the Sydney Conservatorium Rising Stars Program (2014-2018), Myron Kantor Bequest Scholarhip (2019), the Henderson Traveller Scholarship (2019,2022), Mendelssohn Scholarship (2022). In 2016, Joy attained her L-MusA Diploma with Distinction. And in 2020, Joy has won the Theme and Variations Piano Foundation Award. In 2023, Joy has been accepted into the New England Conservatory for Master of Music Degree (MM) with scholarship. Throughout the years, Joy has gained many awards in national and international competitions. Including 1 st prize in the 1st Shenzhen Piano Open Competition (2011); 2nd prize in the 2nd Shenzhen Piano Open Competition (2012); 1st prize in the 2nd Germany Irmler Piano Competition (2011); 1st prize in the 1st Yamaha China Shenzhen Piano Competition (2012); 2nd prize in Liszt Free Choice Group of the 17th HongKong Asia Piano Open Competition (2012). Joy was also a finalist at the EPTA Competition in Belgium (2014), and was invited to participate in the Mozart Competition in Zhuhai (2015), and the Ettlingen Competition (2020), etc. In 2019, Joy received first prize in the Golden Classical Music Awards, and was invited to play in the Carnegie Hall in 2020. In 2021, Joy received an ‘Honorable Mention’ at the Lancaster International Competition. She was also a finalist at the Nordic International; as well as in the Balys Dvarionas Competition, where she also received the prize for the ‘Best Performance of 20th Century Music’, and ‘Finalist in Absentia’. In 2022, Joy was selected to participate at the KE’Alohi International Piano Competition. Joy has won First Prize at the 2022 Orbetello Online International Competition with the highest point. Joy has also received 2nd prize in the Richter Award Piano Solo Senior Division, and first prize at Champion’s Keyboard Online Competition, as well as finalist at Australian Youth Classical Music Competition. Joy has also received Best Australian Award in Piano Artist Category at WPTA Spain 2022. In 2023, Joy has been selected to participate in the 68th Maria Canals Competition in Barcelona.
Throughout the years, Joy has participated in many masterclasses with world renowned pianists such as Arie Vardi, Boris Berman, Matti Raekallio, Zhaoyi Dan, Sa Chen, Eva Kupiec, Alan Chow, Pavel Nersessian, Andreas Groethuysen, Denes Varjon, Justas Dvarionas, Pablo Galdo, Alexander Gavrylyuk, Dmitry Onishchenko, Glenn Riddle, Helen Krizos, Inge Rosar, Ingo Danhornn, Vivian Choi, Vyacheslav Gryaznov.
Joy has also participated in the 2019 University of Music FRANZ LISZT Weimar Masterclasses, and the in 11th International Summer Piano Academy in Disentis, Switzerland, International Holland Music Session as well as the 2022 Mendelssohn Academy in Leipzig.