Antonio Chen Guang
“He is a pianist of outstanding talent, with a fine musical sense and extraordinary technical capacity. In my opinion, he will be able to continue the tradition of our great music.” — Paul Badura-Skoda
Winner of the First Olga Kern International Piano Competition in November 2016, as well as the Scriabin Prize and the Rome Prize, together with numerous other internationally renowned competitions, Antonio Chen Guang combines his extraordinary technical capacity with a profound and mature musical sensibility and an exceptional onstage charisma.
Numerous concert associations in Europe, America, and Asia have hosted him both in recitals and with orchestras performing programs ranging from William Byrd to Ligeti to modern-day composers. He has performed at the Shanghai Oriental Center, Shenzhen Concert Hall, Beijing Concert Hall, Sala Verdi of Milan Conservatory, Teatro Verdi of Florence and Pisa, Teatro la Fenice of Venice, Auditorium della Conciliazione at Rome, Teatro del Fuoco of Foggia, Teatro Goldoni of Livorno, Kawai Concert Hall at Krefeld, Historische Stadthalle Wuppertal, Stadthalle of Muhlheim, PaderHalle of Paderborn, Stadtpark Schützenhof of Herford, Konzerthalle of Bad Salzuflen, Palau de la Musica of Barcelona, Royal Concertgebouw of Amsterdam, Theater of Zwolle, Slovak Philharmonic Hall in Bratislava, Lincoln Center and Alice Tully Hall of New York, Davis Hall of Fairbanks, National Music Center of Canada, and Western Washington University of Seattle. He performed, among others, with Orchestra Filarmonica della Fenice in Venezia, NWD Philharmonic, Wuppertaler Sinfonieorchester, Fairbanks Symphony Orchestra, and the New Mexico Philharmonic.
Antonio Chen Guang was born into a family of musicians and at the age of 11, he moved to Beijing to study in the Central Conservatory. In 2012, he received his pre-College Diploma at The Juilliard School of New York and in 2015 the Diploma at the Accademia Internazionale Pianistica di Imola, where he studied with Maestro Ashkenazy as the youngest graduate in the Academy’s history. He currently lives in Vienna and continues his studies at the University of Music and Performing Arts. Among his teachers are Zhao Pingguo, Matti Raekallio, Paul Badura-Skoda, Leonid Margarius, and Antonio Mormone, who has been following his artistic growth for years.
His first recording for the Steinway & Sons label was released in 2018 with works by Bach, Berg, and Brahms.