The Taiwanese-Canadian pianist, Dr. Pei-Chen Chen, has received numerous awards across North America and Asia as a solo pianist, chamber musician, piano educator, and researcher. Her debut performance took place at the age of fifteen with the Hsin-Tien Symphony Orchestra, where she showcased her talent by performing Beethoven's Piano Concerto No. 5.
As an active performer, Dr. Chen has performed worldwide, delivering recitals and engaging in chamber music concerts. Notably, she has won awards at international ensemble competitions, including the North West International Piano Ensemble Competition, Ohio International Piano Duet & Duo Competition, and United States International Duo Piano Competition alongside Y. Lee.
Beyond her performance career, Dr. Chen is deeply committed to promoting Canadian piano music amongst younger generations. Her recent recordings include "Northern Lights Piano Duets: An Exploration of Canadian Piano Music" with M. Xiong at the Orford Musician in Residency, and performances of works by Canadian composer Cecilia Livingston at the Banff Musician in Residency.
In her role as a piano educator, Dr. Chen serves as a sessional lecturer and Lead Teacher Trainer in the Piano Pedagogy Program at the University of Toronto (U of T), playing a crucial role in training new teachers. Co-founding and directing MUSIC INSIDEOUT, a Toronto-based music school, she continues to make a significant impact. Her students have consistently achieved outstanding results in Royal Conservatory of Music (RCM) examinations and have secured victories in national and international competitions.
Since 2016, Dr. Chen has immersed herself in Dalcroze Eurhythmics, actively incorporating this unique approach into her teaching and research. She received the Mitacs Globalink Research Award and a Social Science and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Doctoral Fellowship from the Government of Canada for her research project: "Off the Bench, Sing and Play: Lived Experiences in Dalcroze-Inspired Piano Lessons for Amateur Adults." She also received the Selma Odom Prize for Best Student Paper at the 5th International Conference of Dalcroze Studies. An active lecturer, she has presented workshops and papers at international conferences, including the Dalcroze Congrès, Music Teachers National Association, NCKP: The Piano Conference, and Piracicaba International Piano Festival. Dr. Chen's articles have also been published in Dalcroze Canada's journal "Being Music" andthe Frances Clark Center Piano Inspires Discovery.
Beyond academia, Dr. Chen actively participates in various music organizations, demonstrating her commitment to community outreach and volunteer work. As a certified piano teacher with the Ontario Registered Music Teachers' Association and RCM, she also serves as an adjudicator for RCM examinations. Over the past 12 years, she has provided concerts, master classes, volunteer mentorship, and adjudication for competitions at various community venues and music festivals. Notably, she serves as the editor of Dalcroze Canada's journal "Being Music." She also held the position of President of the U of T Piano Pedagogy Student Group, organizing diverse opportunities for piano pedagogy students to explore various teaching experiences through workshops, master class exchanges, and student recitals.
Dr. Chen earned her Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Piano Performance and Pedagogy from U of T under the tutelage of Dr. Midori Koga and Dr. James Parker. She also holds the Advanced Certificate in Early Childhood Music Education through RCM.
(As of 2023 December)
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