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Alex Chen

Alex started piano lesson at age 5.5. Now Alex is taking lesson with teacher Zena Ilyashov.

In 2017, Alex won the alternate at the MTNA Junior Piano state competition. In the same year, Alex was the gold medal winner of St. Louis Young Artist Piano Competition of Division I. Alex has been awarded the Steinway Piano Scholarship for the 2017-2018 academic year at Community Music School of Webster University. In 2016, Alex won Honorable Mention at the 1st St Louis Instruments Competition which includes all instruments for all age levels. From year 2014 to 2016, Alex won the MMTA state competition for 3 consecutive years. In 2015, Alex was the 2nd place winner of SIUE Young Pianists Competition of Division 1.

During summer, Alex often attends music summer camps to expand his horizons. He participated in Webster University’s Chamber Music Encounter for 3 summers from year 2013 to year 2015. In the summer of 2016 he received a scholarship and attended 2 weeks of summer camp at International Institute of Young Musicians in Kansas University.

Alex plays cello as 2nd instrument. Alex’s other interests include tennis, math and comedy show. Alex received the 2017 USTA St Louis Sportsmanship Award for Boys 12 category.

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