Antonio Chen Guang

Antonio Chen Guang

City of residence : Vienna

Piano 2024

Competitors 2024



Born in Hubei, China, pianist Antonio Chen Guang is a top prize winner in numerous important international competitions including the Scriabin, Rome, Kern, Maria Canals, and Busoni, among others. He has performed across Europe, America, Africa, and Asia in recital and with important orchestras. His collaborators include such artists as Anna Tifu, Enrico Dindo, Jan Willem de Vriend, Christian Arming, Stefan Milenkovich, Ezio Bosso, Yves Abel, Conrad van Alphen, Paul Badura-Skoda, and Pavel Berman.

Antonio started studying the piano at a very young age with his father. He has studied at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing with Zhao Pingguo, then at the Juilliard School in New York with Matti Raekallio, followed by at the Accademia Pianistica Internazionale di Imola, where he was the youngest ever Artist Diploma recipient. He is now continuing his education at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with Lilya Zilberstein, and with Andrea Bonatta at the Accademia TMMS di Brescia.

Antonio’s first recording, dedicated to Bach, Brahms and Berg, was released by Steinway & Sons in 2020.


Principal teachers 

  • Lilya Zilberstein 2017 – present
  • Andrea Bonatta 2021 – present
  • Antonio Mormone 2010 – 2017

Major Competitions 

  • 4th prize and Busoni Special Prize, Concorso Pianistico Internazionale Ferruccio Busoni, 2023
  • 2nd prize, Concurs Internacional de Música Maria Canals de Barcelona, 2022  
  • 1st Prize, Olga Kern International Piano Competition, 2016 




Frédéric Chopin
Études, Op. 10 
No. 1 in C major • No. 2 in A minor • No. 3 in E major • No. 4 in C-sharp minor • No. 5 in G-flat major • No. 6 in E-flat minor • No. 7 in C major • No. 8 in F major • No. 9 in F minor • No. 10 in A-flat major • No. 11 in E-flat major • No. 12 in C minor 



Robert Schumann
Quartet in E-flat major, Op. 47   
Sostenuto assai – Allegro ma non troppo 



Claude Debussy
‘Reflets dans l’eau’ (Images, première série

Barbara Assiginaak
Mzizaakok Miiniwaa Mzizaakoonsak (Horseflies and Deerflies) 

Ludwig van Beethoven
Sonata in A-flat major, Op. 110
Moderato cantabile molto espressivo • Allegro molto • Adagio ma non troppo – Fuga (Allegro ma non troppo) 

Johann Sebastian Bach / Ferruccio Busoni
Ich ruf’ zu dir, Herr Jesu Christ, BWV 639 

Franz Liszt
Der Tanz in der Dorfschenke (Erster Mephisto-Walzer), S. 514  


Adopt a Musician
The presence of Antonio Chen Guang in Montreal
is generously supported by Mindy Levin and Anatol Feldman



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