Taiwan-born New Zealand pianist Beth Chen has a performing career spanning from New Zealand to Europe. Reviewed for her "Mature, assured performance of elegance and power", Beth is a laureate of prizes and awards for her captivating interpretations at solo and concerto competitions, including first prizes at the National Concerto Competition New Zealand and North Queensland Concerto Competition Australia.
Beth's studies took her from Wellington to Germany where she performed extensively to critical acclaim. Her expressive sense of musicianship established her as one of the most engaging pianists featured in concert series and international music festivals in the UK, Germany and Italy. Beth has appeared as a soloist with New Zealand School of Music Orchestra, Wellington City Orchestra, Christchurch Symphony Orchestra and Neues Telemann Kammerorchester.
After many years living abroad, Beth returned to Wellington in 2017 where she performs and tours with fellow musicians. She has an on-going collaboration with members of Orchestra Wellington, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, New Zealand String Quartet, as well as performing as a founding member of the celebrated piano team Duo Enharmonics.
As a teacher, Beth is an active member of The Institute of Registered Music Teachers New Zealand with a studio in Owhiro Bay. She also works with the piano department at New Zealand School of Music, Victoria University.