“highly polished and technically extremely assured …
very well balanced and sensitive playing.”
Prof. Gordon Fergus-Thompson
Born in Ningbo, China, Chen Yue started learning the piano at the age of 4 and performed a solo recital at the young age of 11. She graduated with the Artist Diploma in Performance and the Master of Performance with Distinction at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Prof. Dina Parakhina. She formerly graduated from the Bachelor of Music (Honours) programme with First-Class, under the tutelage of Prof. Yu Chun Yee.
Chen Yue received numerous awards and prizes, including First Prize at the Steinway International Piano Competition, Huadong Area, China in 2017, First Prize at the 4th and 5th “Pearl” Youth Piano Competition in Zhejiang province, First Prize at the 3rd Internationaler Deutscher Irmler-Klavierwettbewerb and the Special Gold Award in the 3rd International Art Festival in Seoul, Korea. She also attended the 29th Bydgoszcz (Poland) Music Festival and performed at the Bydgoszcz concert hall.
A recipient of the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) Full Scholarship, Leong Yoon Pin Scholarship and the Royal College of Music Musical Excellence Award in acknowledgement for her excellence and achievement, Chen Yue was the Grand-Prize Winner of the Kris Foundation Fund Concerto Competition 2018 performing Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 and the winner in the Piano category of the Concerto Competition 2016 and 2017. She received the Gold Award at the First Nanyang International Music Competition in 2017. She was awarded the Best Pianist at the 30th Albeniz music festival in Camprodon, Spain. Chen Yue performed at the Central Conservatory of Music during her concert tour in China and was the soloist performing Beethoven’s Choral Fantasy with the NAFA Orchestra and Chorus during the celebration of NAFA 80th Anniversary at Victoria Concert Hall. In 2018, she was invited to perform a piano recital at the Esplanade Recital Studio, featuring the Singapore premiere of The Butterfly Lovers Symphonic Double-Piano Ensemble.
During her time at the Royal College of Music, Chen Yue performed at the Amaryllis Fleming Concert Hall in the annual RCM Keyboard Festival, which was livestreamed globally. Apart from solo performances, Chen Yue also expanded her repertoires for chamber music, under the guidance of Prof. Gordon Fergus-Thompson. Chen Yue received praise by the Head of Keyboard, Prof. Vanessa Latarche, for her final recital at the Royal College of Music, "A recital of distinction which showed excellent preparation and musical awareness well-worthy of the Artist Diploma of RCM.”
Apart from performing on stage, Chen Yue also dedicated her time in teaching. She taught at Shanghai’s Kingdom Music Education Centre, affiliated with her alma mater. Her students received numerous prizes in competitions and distinctions in the ABRSM diploma and graded exams. Being a multi-talented individual, Chen Yue appears in many musical events as host, and spends time writing music reviews. Her review on Lim Jing Jing and Pan Chun recital was published by Singapore’s influential and authoritative Chinese newspaper, Lianhe Zaobao.