Dr. Neilson Chen, a native of Taiwan, is a highly sought-after recitalist and collaborative pianist whose dazzling technique and thoughtful interpretations have been praised by the L.A. Times as “stunning.” A doctoral graduate of
Arizona State University, Dr. Chen also holds two Master of Music degrees from Taipei University of the Arts and the University of Texas at Austin.
Over the course of his career, Neilson has been the recipient of many prestigious honors and awards, including winning the inaugural duo competition at Music Academy of the West in 2019. As an active recitalist, chamber music artist and collaborative pianist, Neilson has performed extensively throughout the United States and has given performances in Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Luxembourg, South Korea and Taiwan. Highlights include performing at the National Concert Hall in Taiwan in conjunction with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center and a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Piano Trio in A minor Op. 50, “In Memory of a Great Artist” on the Tempe Center for the Arts’ concert series Performance with a View.
Besides these accomplishments, Neilson is highly active in his community and passionate about promoting new works by a new generation of composers. Dr. Chen is currently serving as a Collaborative Pianist at Bard College
Conservatory of Music and Collaborative Piano Artist in residence at Meadowmount School of Music.