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Zixin (James) Chen

Junior Recital Zixin Chen, piano

James began studying piano at the age of 7. At the age of 12, James began studying with Marilyn Engle. Under her guidance, James competed in the Canadian Music Competition, Calgary Concerto Competition, and several Calgary Kiwanis Festivals and performed for artists such as Aleksandar Madžar and Pavel Kolesnikov. He attended the ACMUIN (Académie Musicale Internationale Barbara Krakauer) in Provence, France. Having great interest in both math and sciences in school and music, he is now pursuing a double majors program in Electrical Engineering and Piano Performance. During his studies at the University of Calgary, James has been awarded with the Seymour Schulich Scholarship for Academic Excellence for 3 years as well as numerous scholarships from the Music division.