Rueibin Chen’s distinguished career as an internationally acclaimed pianist has earned him a reputation for technical brilliance, immense energy, and intense artistic expression. As the opening soloist in the 2010 World Expo in China performing the Yellow River Concerto; critics hailed it as the best performance of the iconic piece in its history.
Chen's musicianship has been highly praised by renowned musicians and critics. The Boston Globe raved, "He plays with white-hot energy, steel-fingered power and athletic virtuosity ... with delicacy and imagination." The UK Times said “He mesmerized the audience as his fingers traveled the ivories with at times mind-boggling precision and swiftness and a level of emotion which delivered each note, each chord, to the heart of each member of the audience.” Neue Zürcher Zeitung called him "one of those geniuses that come along once in twenty years."
A Chinese Austrian born in Taiwan, Chen has won a total of eighteen medals, five of them gold before the age of 20; in various international piano competitions, among them the Arthur Rubinstein Competition In Tel Aviv, the Rachmaninoff and the Bellini competitions in Italy.
Chen is a best-selling classical musician in Greater China in CD recordings with various labels.
Chen tours regularly throughout the world, performing in major concert halls, from Carnegie and Walt Disney Concert Halls in the US; Musikverein in Vienna, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Bolshoi Hall in Moscow, to Sydney Opera House to name a few.
Most recently, in addition to performances at the Segerstrom and Bing Concert Halls, Chen was the inaugural soloist at the brand new Wallis Center for Performing Arts in Beverly Hills.
Chen is passionate about premiering new compositions by Chinese composers and introducing contemporary Western classical compositions to the Chinese; acting as the musical bridge between East and West.
In between tours, Chen is ardent about promoting music education and performance opportunities for underprivileged and disabled youth.