Singapore International Music Competition

Chen Qu (Finland/China)

Artistic Director,
World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) Finland

Executive Director,
Singapore International Music Competition

Chen QU is a virtuosic Finnish- Chinese pianist and the artistic director of World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) Finland. As the artistic director of WPTA Finland she has organized successful international music events that have benefited hundreds of talented young pianists from around the world, providing them with opportunities to showcase and develop their artistry on an international level. In addition to her work with WPTA Finland, Chen is also the executive director of the Singapore International Music Competition, where she continues to promote and encourage the development of young musical talent on a global scale.

She holds both Bachelors and Masters in Music degrees from Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki  major in Classical piano performance and minor in piano pedagogy, chamber music and singing under the piano class of renowned Finnish pianists Teppo Koivisto and Juhani Lagerspetz. She also completed 60 ECTS certified teacher’s pedagogical studies as well as a Diploma in music Performance from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore under the tutelage of Dr. Nicholas Ong. 

Chen started her piano training since 4 years old and obtained the highest possible graded exam piano certification conferred by Shanghai conservatory, China conservatory and Chinese Musician Association. A multi international piano competition award winner, her achievements include second prize for the 3rd Irmler International Competition, Dalian (2009), Third prize in senior section of 7th International Piano Competition in Milan, Italy and Silver prize from the Asia International Piano Competition in Korea in (2017), First prize award from The North International Music Competition Stockholm, Sweden (2019) and Third prize winner from International Grand Music Competition Moscow, Russia (2020) . As a  scholarship recipient of Sibelius Academy foundation and Taiteen edistämiskeskus  grants, she is active in masterclasses and music festivals in Europe and Asia.

Chen is an avid piano pedagogue and performer. Since 2015, Chen has been actively performing and giving both Classical and Chinese folk music performances across major venues in Helsinki.