NCE Musicians

Present and Past

Michael ChenMichael Chen (piano)

NCE Outstanding Young Artist Competition First Prize Winner Michael Chen, 13, is an 8th grader at Burleigh Manor Middle School in Howard County, Maryland. A student of Dr. Bok Hwa Kim since 2015, Michael has received awards in a large variety of prestigious piano competitions. Most notably, he won first place in the 2018 International Young Artist Piano Competition, first place in the 2017 Doris and Larry Chase Sonata Competition, and second place in the 2019 William Knabe International Piano Competition. Furthermore, he has also won top placements in competitions such as the Young Musicians Inspiring Change International Piano Competition and the Maryland State Music Teachers National Association Piano Competition. Michael has been continuously expanding as a young musician and looks forward to reaching greater achievements in the near future.