Xiao-Bo Chen is a Piano Teacher at Gray School of Music
Master of Music, U.N.T.
Born into a musical family in Shanghai, China, concert pianist Xiao-Bo Chen has performed throughout the US as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician.
As a concerto soloist, Ms. Chen has performed with the Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra, Texas Christian University Orchestra, University of North Texas Orchestra and the Oklahoma Arts Festival Orchestra. Her performance of Beethoven’s Third Piano Concerto was enthusiastically reviewed by the Fort Worth Star Telegram.
As a chamber music collaborator, Ms. Chen has performed with the late renowned violinist Sydney Harth during his first Chinese concert tour. She has also performed with saxophone virtuoso Joe Lulloff in the world premier of “Kotekan” by Piet Swerts in Dallas, TX, and the late saxophonist Thomas Liley in the Trio in G Minor After Brahms by David Danfield in Scotland, another world premier.
Ms. Chen has been a top prize winner in numerous competitions including the Maria Canals International Piano Competition, Martin Memorial Piano Competition, Texas Music Teachers’ Association Competition. She made her Carnegie Hall Debut in 2000 after winning the Frinna Awebach Competition in New York.
A truly versatile musician, Ms. Chen has served as the pianist for Dallas Forth Ballet, Oklahoma Arts Institute Chorus, and as a collaborative pianist for Texas Christian University, Southwest Baptist Theology Seminar, and University of North Texas. She is currently on staff at Southern Methodist University.
Ms. Chen holds degrees from Texas Christian University and University of North Texas. Her principle teachers have included John Owings and Pamela Mia Paul.
As an well-respected educator who has had 20 years of teaching experience. Ms. Chen has worked with students of all levels and ages. She frequently serves as an adjudicator in the DFW area.