Moye Chen’s artistic connection with Shigeru Kawai pianos may trace back to 2006, however he became a Kawai Artist in 2017.
Praised by The Cincinnati Enquirer as performing Rachmaninov’s third piano concerto with “combined bravura and artistry”, and by Frequent Business Traveler as “majestic and lyrical” for his recital at Carnegie Hall in 2015, Moye Chen has performed extensively as a concert pianist in America, Europe, Asia and Australasia.
Highlights of his past seasons include the performances in venues and festivals such as Carnegie Hall, Sydney Opera House, the Mariinsky Theater, the Great Hall of the Moscow Conservatory, Benaroya Hall, Krannert Center for the Performing Arts, Petit Palau Hall, Shanghai Grand Theater, Gilmore International Keyboard Festival, Deia International Music Festival, DoCha Chamber Music Festival, Brussels Piano Festival and Tongyeong International Music Festival; he has featured as a soloist with the Mariinsky Orchestra, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Beijing Symphony Orchestra, Shanghai Philharmonic Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Sioux City Symphony Orchestra, and more. He has collaborated with internationally celebrated conductors and performers such as Valery Gergiev, Sir Andrew Davis, William Eddins, Benjamin Northey, Nicholas Milton, Lorenz Nasturica-Herschcowici, Ryan Haskins, Hamish McKeich, Stefan Milenkovich, Tasmin Little, Kathron Sturrock and Hung-Kuan Chen.
A Universal’s recording artist, Moye released his album Four Worlds on the Deutsche Grammophon label in 2018. It has been described by The Daily Telegraph as an album which “leaves one with the feeling that here is a remarkable talent and the prospect of hearing him perform some of the more substantial works in the repertoire is an exciting one.” The Australian later added for his rendition of Rachmaninov’s sonata: “Could the composer-pianist himself have achieved any better?” Some of Moye’s other recordings have been collected in the album Encore! on the ABC Classics label.
He is the winner of competitions such as the world-renowned Sydney International Piano Competition, Cincinnati World Piano Competition, International Piano Competition “Spanish Composers”, among others. He was awarded the 2017 Center for Musical Excellence (CME) International Performing Arts Grant, the 2015 Kate Neal Kinley Memorial Fellowship and the 2014 Feltsman Piano Foundation Scholarship.
Moye studied at the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, where he currently holds the position of Associate Professor of Piano; his Artist Diploma and Doctor of Musical Arts degree were conferred respectively by Oberlin Conservatory of Music and University of Illinois. His principal teachers include Hung-Kuan Chen, Angela Cheng, Robert Hamilton, William Heiles and Xiaosheng Zhao. Other teachers include Tema Blackstone, Alvin Chow and Cheung-Yu Mo.