Chen Yunjie, piano
Chen Yunjie was born in Jiaxing city (Zhejiang province, China). Displaying extraordinary talent at a young age, Chen Yunjie‘s gifts were nurtured at the Shanghai Music Conservatory. Chen Yunjie subsequently earned degrees from the Manhattan School of Music, Juilliard School and Cleveland Institute of Music. His mentors include You Dachun, Shao Dan, Wu Ying , Phillip Kawin, Yoheved Kaplinsky, Matti Raekallio and Antonio Pompa-Baldi.
Chen Yunjie 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 United 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.
He is Professor of Piano of the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing where he became in 2011 the youngest piano faculty teacher.
This recording was realized by Accentus Music in partnership with the Académie France-Chine. The academy was launched in 2018 by the outstanding pianist Zhu Xiao-Mei with the support of Cartier. The purpose of the academy is to promote music education and training, to encourage the emergence of highly talented young artists and to foster cultural exchange between Europe and China.