New England Conservatory has announced the appointment of HUNG-KUAN CHEN to the piano faculty, effective in September 2009. Born in Taipei and raised in Germany, Chen is director of the piano department at Shanghai Conservatory and director of the International Piano Academy in Shanghai. His previous teaching affiliations include Boston University, the NEC Preparatory School, and Canada’s Mount Royal Conservatory. Chen was named Second Prize Gold Medalist in the 1983 Arthur Rubinstein International Competition, and received an Avery Fisher Career Grant in 1991. He is an alumnus of NEC, where he was awarded an Artist Diploma in 1988.

Posted May 11, 2009