Ms Rachel Chen graduated from the Royal College of Music with a Masters of Performance in Piano Accompaniment (Distinction) in 2017, under the tutelage of renowned song accompanists Roger Vignoles and Simon Lepper, as well as renowned pianist Leon McCawley. During this period, she was awarded 2nd Prize at the Joan Chissell Schumann Competition for Voice and Piano.
As a collaborative pianist and soloist, she has performed at the Esplanade Concert Hall, Esplanade Studio Recital, Victoria Concert Hall and School of the Arts. She engages as part-time accompanist for the low brass faculties at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.
For 6 years, Ms Rachel also attended Chetham’s School of Music in Manchester, UK with the help of a National Arts Council bursary and a scholarship from Chetham’s. She was a grand finalist at the Audi Junior Musician competition and gave several concerts as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the UK. In 1995, Rachel performed as a soloist and chamber musician at the inaugural President’s Young Performers’ Concert (then known as the President’s Charity Concert by Young Talents) launched by President Ong Teng Cheong.
Ms Rachel is currently teaching piano, aural, music theory and accompaniment at Tanglewood Music School.