Kyle Chen, pianist, will present a concert on Saturday, June 15 at 7:30 pm at M. Steinert & Sons Park Plaza location. 1 Columbus Ave., Boston, MA. (617) 426-1900.
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Kyle’s music journey started as a preschooler in KinderMusic classes offered at Indian Hill Music in Littleton, MA. The strong interest in rhythm and melody quickly led Kyle to private piano lessons at age of five-and-a-half. Now, a student of Ms. Niva Fried at Indian Hill Music since 2010, Kyle is also a member of the Honors Piano Quartet at the Rivers School Conservatory where he has been studying chamber music for six years. And for the past three years, Kyle has been participating in the Advance Piano Seminar at the New England Conservatory Prep School.
In March 2019, Kyle was recognized as a National Third Prize winner in Senior Solo Piano Performance during the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Annual Conference and Competitions in Spokane, WA, following his wins at the MA state and Eastern Division regional levels. It was an exciting and precious award that few high school students from MA have achieved before. More recently, Kyle won First Prize, High School Achievements Award from the Harvard Musical Association and First Prize, Open Division in the A.R. Rivera Piano Competition. Kyle has also been a top prize winner since 2011 of other regional and state competitions such as Steinway Juniors Piano Competition (sponsored by M. Steinert and Sons), NEPTA and MMTA piano competitions.
However, competitions are not the reason for Kyle to play the piano. “Music is a form of expression and beauty. It’s an art form you share.” He said. Kyle has shared his piano music in multiple performances at the Carnegie Hall of New York City (2012 to 2016) and the Boston Symphony Hall (2016 to 2018). As a Special Prize winner at the American Fine Arts Festival in 2015, Kyle played at recitals in Moscow, Russia with grants from the V. Spivakov International Foundation. He also appeared as a guest pianist in concerts with Orchestra at Indian Hill (as a student concerto competition winner), Boston Conservatory Orchestra and Palaver Strings. Kyle’s other musical projects include Boston University Tanglewood Institute Young Pianist Program, RSC Chopin Symposium, Lucerne Music Summer Camps and collaborative performances with faculty members of Indian Hill Music and Rivers School Conservatory.
A rising Senior at Wayland High School, Kyle enjoys all academic subjects and is an athlete in school varsity teams of cross-country, track, and alpine skiing. A member of his Class Executive Board, Kyle also serves as Section Editor and Opinions Columnist at the Wayland Student Press Network. Hisarticles are widely published and awarded prizes in essaycompetitions. This July, Kyle will participate in an all-expenses-covered Journalism Camp in Atlanta, GA after being chosen as one of only forty-two student leaders across the nation.