Bio

'Mature, assured performance of Elegance and Power' (Capital Times) 

 

The short story...

Beth Chen is a prize winning classical pianist passionate about bringing music to the public.  She enjoys connecting with her audience on social media as well as in live concerts. After many years teaching and training abroad, Beth returned to Wellington in 2017 where she has established herself as an active performer and teacher.

The long story...

Beth grew up in New Zealand where she completed Master of Music in Piano Performance with Distinction at Victoria University of Wellington. Beth performed, taught and furthered her musical training in Europe and Australia. She performed extensively in Germany, France, Italy, England, Scotland at venues such as St. Martin-in-the-Fields, Southwark Cathedral, Fitzwilliam Museum Cambridge, Chapel Royal Brighton and as a part of Edinburgh International Festival. Her performances have been broadcast in television and Concert FM.

Beth is the laureate of numerous prizes and awards. These included Christchurch National Concerto Competition, Victoria University Concerto Competition, Kerikeri International Piano Competition, Kapiti Piano Competition and North Queensland Piano and Instrumental Concerto Competition Australia. She has appeared as a soloist with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra, Victoria University Orchestra, Wellington Chamber Orchestra and Neues Telemann Kammerorchester.