"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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April 21st, 2023 at 5:30pm Mukogawa Institute
Monday March 6th, 2023 at 7:30pm Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center Gonzaga University $25
February 26th, 2023 at 2:00pm Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center Recital Hall Gonzaga University FREE
This is a unique opportunity to discover and appreciate the diverse musical talents and contributions of composers from this important cultural heritage. Don't miss this chance to be a part of this musical journey and be ready to be moved and inspired by the beauty of this tribute to the African Diaspora, especially during Black History Month.
March 5th and 6th, 2022 Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX Spokane, WA
Venezia e Napoli, S. 159 - Franz Liszt
Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667, "Trout", IV. - Franz Schubert
Masterful music from Spokane Symphony’s Concertmaster Mateusz Wolski and International Concert Pianist Archie Chen.
The duo performs Henryk Wieniawski - Obertass (Mazurka), Op 19, No. 1; Johannes Brahms - Sonate No.3 Op.108 1st Movement; Bela Bartok - Roumanian Folk Dances Sz 68
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
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"