Vivian Chen (Canada) is currently based in Tel Aviv, Israel where she is pursuing an artist diploma under the guidance of Prof. Arie Vardi. She obtained her master's degree in piano performance from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Christopher Harding, and her bachelor's degree from the University of Toronto, where she studied with Lydia Wong. Vivian was awarded the First Prize and Audience Prize in the Washington International Piano Competition in 2021 which culminated into her solo recital debut in the Kennedy Center and a performance of Beethoven’s 2nd Piano Concerto with Pablo Saelzer and the Avanti Orchestra. She won the First Prize in the Ottawa Chamberfest 2021 Rising Stars Competition, Second Prize in the Orchestra 914 Concerto Competition, (with whom she performed the Ravel Concerto in G Major) and Third Prize in the 2022 Prix Ravel in France.
Chen performed her debut recital in Weill Recital Hall, Carnegie Hall in 2017 and played with the University of Toronto’s Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the Concerto Competition, with the York Symphony Orchestra and the Georgian Bay orchestra. Vivian was awarded first prize at the national-level Canadian Music Competition (2016), second prize in the Mississauga Symphony Concerto Competition (2015), and the bronze prize in the Vancouver International Music Competition (2017).