Malaysian Bobby Chen studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Academy of Music with Hamish Milne and Ruth Nye. He burst on the scene in 1996 with a sensational season of concerts, which included a British tour with Lord Menuhin in a performance of Beethoven’s Triple Concerto and a recital at the Royal Festival Hall as part of the South Bank Prokofiev Festival. Read More
Chen is an armour-clad player of complete technique, a thinking musician, a natural Romantic.. His arsenal of gran expressione phrases, thunderbolt octaves and basaltic chords quarried from the deep, Arrau/Russian-descended is imperial, his ability to suggest colour and image through touch, timing and dynamic voicing already masterly.
...Chen’s touch was masterful, combining the solid enviable technique of the Russian school with the assured elegance of his Claudio Arrau lineage.
...and an evening concert in which the young Malaysian pianist Bobby Chen made magic with Prokofiev. (The Independent - UK) ...and an evening concert in which the young Malaysian pianist Bobby Chen made magic with Prokofiev.