Yuchen Bian (b. 1998) is an emerging composer and pianist from China. He began professional piano studies with Prof. Manchun Chen ,who is the jury member of the international Tchaikovsky competition for young musician, at age 11 and shortly thereafter was admitted in the central conservatory of music primary school. Also he began composition studies at the same age with composer Zhitong Xu and was admitted in the CCOM high school division. As a composer, his awards include The First Prize of Cat. II Chamber Music, China, XIII International Contest, the winner of the First National Yin Zhong Award and The Third Prize of concorso internazionale di composizione musicale donvincenzo vitti,. As a pianist, his awards include the Honorable Mention in Young Artist Division of 2014 Helen Taylor Johannesen International Piano Competition, The Second Prize of Youth Class B in the 17th Hong Kong-Asia Piano Competition,The Second Prize of “Chopin Nocturne”Class in the17th Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition, The Bronze Prize of Team E in the Third “Changjiang Cup” National Teenager Piano Competition, held by Chinese Musicians Association,The Third Prize of Beijing XI “Hope Cup” Piano Competition. He was also the guest pianist in the TV program “Music tells you” at the music channel of CCTV(China Central TV), Outstanding Pianist of the Year concert in CCOM, Opening ceremony of Yangtse River music festival in Shanxi province , China and the concert of “KAWAI Performance Tour” in Hebei province, China.
This summer will include world premieres at the Fresh Inc, Charlotte New Music Festival, and Atlantic Festival, as well as a commission from choreographer Sarah-Grace Kolmetz.
Yuchen is currently pursuing his bachelor degree in the New England Conservatory(NEC) and he is in the studio of Dr. Kati Agócs.
Yuchen has wide-ranging compositional interests and his music is influenced by spectralism with numerous chinese musical elements. He has collaborated with many ensembles in both America and China such as the Fifth house ensemble, the Beo string quartet and the Black Roses string quartet.
Egotistical — Yuchen Bian
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