John Chen Mozart Piano Sonata in G K283

In 2004, as an 18 year old, John became the youngest winner of the Sydney International Piano Competition. He was also the first competitor from Australia or New Zealand to win the competition since it began in 1977. John has a particular passion for 20th century French music. He has recorded the complete solo piano works of Henri Dutilleux for Naxos and a selection of Debussy and Ravel for ABC Classics. He is also deeply committed to New Zealand music, and has given the world premieres of works by New Zealand composers Jenny McLeod, Ross Harris, and Claire Cowan (a work he commissioned himself). He has also given the world premiere of the second piano concerto of Australian composer Roger Smalley