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Ariel Chien


Ariel Chien began piano studies at age of 8 with Megan Chen and continued with Daniel Cheng. She is the first prize winner of 2017 US New Star Piano Competition by composer (Haydn Group II) and runner up of “Top Performance" of all ages of groups. As the first prize winner of the 2018 United States International Music Competition (Young Artist Award Piano Group B), she was invited to perform in the 2018 USIMC Winner Concert and 2019 USIMC fundraising concert. Ariel was selected to join the San Jose Piano Competition Workshop and studied with Antonio Pompa-Baldi. She also participated in 2018 John Perry Summer Festival. She performed in the final concerts of both events. Ariel has performed in masterclasses with great pianists including John Perry, Ann Schein, Dmitry Rachmanov, Sasha Starcevich, Jean-David Coen, Gregg Pauley, Ching-Yun Hu, Hsiang John Tu, Ning An, Christopher O’Riley, Inna Faliks and Charles Asche. In addition to her music studies, Ariel enjoys reading, writing, drawing, biking, swimming and hanging out with her friends.

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