Chen Xi

According to Strad (October 2002), "Chen Xi is a very bright musician with strong individuality…" A little earlier, in June 2002, a 17 year-old Chinese violinist won the 2nd prize of the XII International Tchaikovsky Violin Competition. Chen Xi has won many competitions since his young age including the VIII Lipinski-Wieniawski International Violin Competition (Poland, 2000) and the IX National Youth Violin Competition (China, 2001).

In 2003, Chen was touring Taiwan with virtuoso pianist Lang Lang and the Chinese Youth Symphony Orchestra.

In May 2007, Chen was chosen as the representative of the People’s Republic of China Government to perform at the welcome concert for the United Nation Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.

Chen performed with China Philharmonic Orchestra, China National Symphony Orchestra, Russian National Orchestra, Moscow State Symphony Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra (South Korea), Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra (Germany), Iceland Chamber Orchestra, Bangor Symphony Orchestra and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music Orchestra (USA).

He played lots of concerts in Vancouver, Seoul, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Beijing, Shanghai, Buffalo, Cincinnati, Washington D.C., as well as in Walt Disney Concert Hall Los Angeles, Zankel Hall of Carnegie Hall New York and Auditorium du Louver Paris.

In 2016 Chen Xi toured with Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra in Europe and performed in many festivals such as Merano Festival and Emilia Romagna Festival in Italy and also Ljubljana festival (Slovenia).

Chen received a Diploma from The Curtis Institute of Music and Master Degree from Yale University. Currently he joins the faculty members of China Central Conservatory of Music.

Mr. Chen plays 1690 Pietro Guarneri of Mantua.09:28
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