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Yunjie Chen is a Professor of Piano of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China.

Yunjie Chen was born in Jiaxing city. He showed extraordinary musical talent from a very young age. He graduated from Manhanttan school of Music, Juilliard School and Cleveland Institute of Music. In 2011 he became the youngest piano faculty of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. Since then, his students have won top prizes in important international competitions such as Imola in Italy, Chopin in Russia, Ettilingen in Germany. His students have also won many important Chinese national piano competitions such as the Spring of Shanghai, Xinghai and Zhu Jiang.

Mr. Chen won first prize in the national piano competition of China at the age of twelve. He then won the China international piano competition in 1994. During his studies in the States, he won prizes in many important International piano competitions such as Santander in Spain; Cincinnati, Cleveland, YCA, Gina Bachuer in the States; Long-Thibaud in France; Isang Yun and Seoul in Korea.

Yunjie Chen has performed with the Sydney TV and Radio Symphony; French National Symphony; Santander Philharmonic in Spain; Fort Smith Symphony, Paducah Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony in the States; Shanghai Opera House Symphony and China National Symphony in China; Suwon Philharmonic and Changwon Philharmonic in Korea.

He performed in more than 20 cities in the States. His 2001 solo recital in the Kennedy Center in D.C. was highly praised by the Washington Post. In 2003, he toured nine countries in Europe. In 2011, he was invited to play in Korea for solo recitals and also with the lengendary Korean cellist Myung-wha Chung. In the 2013-2014 Season, he played 35 solo recitals in China, and also with the China Youth Symphony, Guangzhou Symphony, and Hanzhou Philhamonic.

Yunjie Chen was invited to be a jury member of the 2012 Cleveland international junior piano competition, 2013 CCOM piano competition, 2014 China Junior “Golden Bell” national piano competition, and 2015 “Zhu Jiang” national piano competition.

Yunjie Chen studied in Shanghai Conservatory with Prof. Junwen Zhang, Shuxin Zheng, Eryao Ling, Dachun You, Dan Shao and Ying Wu; at Manhattan School of Music with Prof. Kawin; at Juilliard School with Prof. Kaplinsky and Prof. Raekallio, and at the Cleveland Institute of Music with Prof. Antonio Pompa-Baldi. He also studied with Maestro Fu T’song in the world famous Lake Como Foundation in Italy.

Yunjie Chen was the first, and so far only Chinese pianist to perform the complete Ten Piano Sonatas of Scriabin. April 27, 2015 marked the 100th anniversary of Scriabin’s death. On that very day, he performed the complete Scriabin sonatas in the Forbidden City Concert Hall in Beijing, China. It was the first time in the world that a pianist performed the complete Scriabin sonatas in one single recital. The event was a huge success, being hailed as “one of the most important concerts of the year” by Chinese media.

 

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ALL 2024 CONCERTS WILL TAKE PLACE AT THE TODI MUNICIPAL THEATER. Click here fore more info!

 

TIMM Concerts at Todi Municipal Theater

In 2024, all of TIMM’s Concerts will take place at the beautiful “Teatro Comunale di Todi” (Todi Municipal Theater). The Theater is located literally a few steps away from the Hotel Fonte Cesia, and a two-minute walk from the Palazzo del Vignola, location of the masterclasses and practice facilities.

The “Teatro Comunale di Todi” ¬†(Municipal Theater of Todi), designed by architect Carlo Gatteschi, is a historic Umbrian theater inaugurated on 14 August 1876 with the opera “Un Ballo in maschera” by Giuseppe Verdi. With its 499 seats (orchestra and 4 tiers of boxes) it ranks among the largest theaters in Umbria.

The Theater regularly hosts a prose season, opera, and dance shows.  TIMM is happy to have all its concerts housed in this magnificent venue!

 

The entrance of the Teatro Comunale (Municipal Theater)
A view of the Theater from the Orchestra seats
The Theater has 4 tiers of Boxes
A detail of the Theater’s beautiful ceiling