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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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April 21st, 2023 at 5:30pm Mukogawa Institute

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Monday March 6th, 2023 at 7:30pm Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center Gonzaga University $25

With only 48 hours' notice, Archie Chen stepped in to replace the renowned pianist Richard Goode and saved the day. The concert was a remarkable triumph, and Mozart's Concerto K. 466 was performed with unparalleled excellence.
A tribute to composers from the African Diaspora

February 26th, 2023 at 2:00pm Myrtle Woldson Performing Arts Center Recital Hall Gonzaga University FREE

Beyond the Canon: A Tribute to Composers from the African Diaspora features the talented vocal faculty members of Gonzaga University and Eastern Washington University, including sopranos Darnelle Preston and Amy Porter, mezzo-soprano Nicole Sonbert, and baritone Jadrian Tarver. Joined by renowned international concert pianist, Archie Chen, this collaborative recital will explore the rich and often overlooked vocal literature by composers from the African Diaspora.

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.
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March 5th and 6th, 2022 Martin Woldson Theater at the FOX Spokane, WA

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.
Study no. 4 in A minor "Ignis Fatuus" (Chopin Etude Op 10, No 2) - Leopold Godowsky

Venezia e Napoli, S. 159 - Franz Liszt

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


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

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


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


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
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