“He plays with the white-hot energy, steel-fingered power, and athletic virtuosity” – The Boston Globe
Rueibin Chen has been described as ‘one of those geniuses that come along once in twenty years’ (Neue Zürcher Zeitung). He started his career as a child prodigy and concert pianist at age ten when he made his debut with the Taipei Symphony Orchestra. Since then, he has appeared as a soloist with many orchestras around the world, including the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Polish National Radio Symphony, Budapest Symphony, Prague Symphony, Moscow State Symphony, Russian State Symphony, Singapore Symphony, Shanghai Symphony and Taiwan Philharmonic among others.
At the age of thirteen, he moved to Vienna where he studied at the Vienna Conservatory and subsequently at the Hannover Hochschule für Musik in Germany, and later continued his studies in Europe under late legendary Russian pianist Lazar Berman as his only disciple of Asian descent. A prolific performer, he has toured regularly throughout the world, performing in major concert halls, such as New York’s Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center, The Kennedy Performing Arts Center Washington, D.C., Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, Davies Symphony Hall San Francisco, Dolby Theatre Hollywood, Vienna Konzerthaus and Musikverein, Leipzig Gewandhaus, Concertgebouw, Bolshoi Hall Moscow, Suntory Hall Tokyo, National Performing Arts Centre Taipei, National Center for the Performing Arts (Beijing), Shanghai Oriental Art Centre, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, and the Sydney Opera House.
Critically-acclaimed new piano concerto compositions, such as the Love River Concerto and the Winter Trilogy, were both composed through a collaboration with Chen on the piano part and premiered worldwide with performances at Lincoln Center in New York, Sydney Opera House in Australia and the Hong Kong Cultural Center.