Anke Chen

16. květen 2024

The youngest finalist of Concertino Praga 2024 is Chinese pianist Anke Chen. 

Anke Chen was born on New Year's Day 2011 and she commenced her music career at the age of four. Her performances of works by Scarlatti and Bach garnered the attention of listeners in just a few short months and quickly went viral on YouTube: videos of this wunderkind have garnered over five million views. She appeared on The Ellen Show twice and in Steve Harvey’s Little Big Shot in the same year, as well as on several Chinese television programs, including the Spring Festival Gala. She has already won the 3rd prize from the 15th International Volodymyr Krainev Competition for Young Pianists and the main prize from the 1st year of the Pacific Starts International Piano Competition. Anke is a resident artist with the Nanjing Philharmonic Orchestra. Since 2020, she has been studying at the Institute of Musical Personalities in Nanjing, China under Dr Mutian Cui. In recent years, she has also participated in masterclasses given by Ewa Kupiec, Piotr Paleczny, Antonio Pompa-Baldi and Colin Stone.

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