Pianist Yi-Chen Feng is the recipient of numerous prizes from competitions such as the Grand Canal International Piano Art Festival, the Lang Lang Piano Competition, the San Jose International Piano Competition, and the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition. In 2019, Feng appeared as a soloist with the Hangzhou Philharmonic Orchestra. Feng made his orchestral debut at the age of 17, performing Liszt Piano Concerto No. 1 with Kaohsiung Youth Symphony Orchestra. He is the top prize winner of the first International Maestro Piano Competition in Taiwan, earning concert engagements and a record deal with the Universal Music Group label for the 2021-2022 season.
A vivid concert pianist, Feng has been featured in various venues as a soloist, including Brodbeck Music Hall of Hood College in Frederick, Saint John’s Cathedral in Denver, National Recital Hall and Weiwuying National Kaohsiung Center for the Arts in Taiwan, the Hangzhou Grand Theater in China and the Galerie dorée de la Banque de France in Paris.
Since attending Coburn pre-college, Feng has participated in prestige festivals, including Art of the Piano, the Banff Center, Oxford Piano Festival and the Chautauqua Music Festival. He has participated in masterclasses with Angela Cheng, Alexander Kobrin, Alexander Gavrylyuk, Awadagin Pratt, James Giles, Jean-Yves Thibaudet, John Perry, Matti Raekallio and Yoshikazu Nagai.
Originally from Taiwan, Feng began his piano studies at the age of seven. He earned his Bachelor’s degree at the Peabody Conservatory, Master of Music and Artist Diploma degree at the Yale School of Music under the tutelage of Boris Slutsky.