Chopin Etude Op.25 No.1, No.5, No.7 and No.11

Chen Yi, Duo Ye


Ke is currently studying at the Royal Academy of Music with Professor Christopher Elton for Master’s degree. Most recently, Ke won fifth place in the Hastings Piano Concerto Competition in Britain.

She was introduced to the piano at the age of three by her family and quickly reached an accomplished level; two years later she won second prize at the Xiwangbei piano competition in Beijing and subsequently went on to study with Professor Zhong. Later, she began studies with Professor Galina Popova in the Xinghai Conservatory of Music which opened a door for her musical studies, soon after she started to attend master classes and gave performances. She has played to many great pianists, including Angela Hewitt, Pascal Devoyon, Yevgeny Sudbin, Boris Berman, Arie Vardi and Imogen Cooper.

Ke has won several prizes including the Maisie Lewis Young Artists’ Fund and the academy’s Harriet Cohen Bach Prize and the Harold Craxton Prize. In 2012 she received 3rd place at the Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany. In 2015, she won the Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition in China and later that year received the Prince’s Award from the Worshipful Musicians’ Company.

Ke has appeared as a soloist with many different orchestras and collaborated with major Chinese orchestras, such as, Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra in Hastings. She is invited to perform with the Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra under the baton of James Blair on 28th September.

Ke is most generously supported by the Leverhulme Trust, the Edward Mandel Bursary, Mr John Burgess, the Steinway & Sons Scholarship, the Help Musicians UK Fleming Award 2016/2017, the Hattori Foundation.

See Ke at Asia House on 27 September at 1pm