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  • "A great talent, both as instrumentalist and musician... a virtuoso... and shows a wide spectrum of deep emotions and understanding for the musical structure."


    - Ralf Gothoni, pianist, composer and conductor


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  • "For me, though, Chen's drily witty performance of Alkan's Le festin d'Esope at another Dublin venue, the Hugh Lane Gallery has stayed longer in the memory than anything else."


    - Michael Dervan, International Piano Magazine


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Welcome to Dr. Archie Chen's Official Website

As a pianist whose faith is rooted in Christianity, my spirituality and musical craft are inextricably linked. I hold the conviction that God, as the creator of all things, is the source of the beauty and marvel of music. Through the practice and interpretation of music, I am able to deepen my connection with God and gain a deeper appreciation of His Creation.

Past Performances

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March 5th and 6th, 2022

Archie Chen's performance of Schumann's Piano Concerto in A minor, op. 54 with the Spokane Symphony was nothing short of phenomenal. On March 5th and 6th, 2022, audiences at the Martin Woldson Theatre at the FOX in Spokane were treated to a truly exceptional concert experience. Chen's mastery of the piano was on full display as he navigated the complex and emotive piece with ease, and the Spokane Symphony lead by Maestro James Lowe perfectly complemented his playing with their lush and dynamic accompaniment. The chemistry between the soloist and orchestra was palpable, and the audience was left in awe by the end of the concert. It was a night to remember and a must-see for any classical music lover.

from Six moments musicaux, D. 780 - no. 3 in F minor, op. 94 - Franz Schubert/Leopold Godowsky
Online Solo Performance with multiple angles and score to follow along!

Venezia e Napoli, S. 159 - Franz Liszt

Dr. Chen is a virtuoso and relishes the challenges of the fiendishly difficult Godowsky Chopin Etudes!

Collaborative

Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, "Trout", IV. - Franz Schubert

Erlkönig, D. 328 - Franz Schubert

Listen to Archie's Hit Viral Sensation - Franz Liszt's Consolation no. 3 in D flat Major, S. 172 with almost 1 million plays!

Education

ZOOM Lesson Example
Sonata in C major, Op. 2, No. 3, IV. Allegro assai - Beethoven

15 minute Video Analysis Example
Ballade No. 2 in F major, Op. 38 - Frederic Chopin

Masterclass at Dublin International Piano Festival
Ballade no. 2, S. 171 - Franz Liszt

Masterclass at Eastern Washington University
Keyboard Sonata in E major, Hob.XVI:31, 1st movement - Joseph Haydn
Play Piano Play - Frederic Gulda

Students

As a scholar in the realm of piano performance and pedagogy, I have been privileged to work with a diverse cohort of accomplished student musicians within a collegiate setting that emphasizes academic rigor. My passion lies in guiding my students in exploring the intersection of piano music and Christianity, as well as other worldviews, both historically and in contemporary culture. My pupils have exhibited exceptional aptitude and dedication to the piano, and have consistently demonstrated a strong drive to excel in their studies and performances.

In summary, I am immensely proud of the opportunity to have instructed such gifted and dedicated student musicians. Their commitment to excellence and passion for the piano have been a source of inspiration to me, and I am certain that they will go on to attain exceptional success in their future careers as professional pianists and music educators.

Former student Stan O' Beirne featured in a TV5 Documentary "Child Prodigies"

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Dr. Archie Chen is a Sony Classical Recording Artist

Archie Chen records for Sony Classical

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