Singapore International Music Competition

Chen Qu (Finland)

Artistic Director,
World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) Finland

Chen QU is a virtuosic Finnish- Chinese pianist and the artistic director of World Piano Teachers Association (WPTA) Finland. She holds a Diploma in music Performance from Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore under the tutelage of Dr. Nicholas Ong (The Juilliard School) before moving to Helsinki Finland to pursue her Bachelors and Masters in Music degrees from Sibelius Academy, University of the Arts Helsinki  in Classical piano performance and piano pedagogy under the piano class of renowned Finnish pianists Teppo Koivisto and Juhani Lagerspetz. 

Chen started her piano training since 4 years old and by the tender age of 12, she has 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 actively participates 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.