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Teacher John Chen was raised in a family of accomplished musicians. His father was the principal oboist in the Shaan’Xi Symphony Orchestra and his mother was an opera vocalist.


He completed his music education at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music in China. Teacher John Chen is an established concert pianist and has worked with orchestras in Singapore and China. He gave his first major piano recital at the age of 15.


He counts the late renowned Austrian pianist Maestro Paul Budura-Skoda as one of his many mentors. In 1995, he was invited by the former conductor of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra Maestro Choo Huey to be the orchestral pianist. In 2017, his alma mater the Xi’an Conservatory of Music offered him a position as the Assistant Conductor and piano accompanist for the youth choir at the conservatory.


In early 2021, Teacher John Chen brought his wealth of musical expertise to Asia Music School and joined us as a senior piano instructor.

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