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Nalni Chen is a pianist, cellist and percussionist from Taiwan. She took up the piano aged 7; over the years, it has emerged as her principal – and favourite – study. Nalni is now in her third year at the Royal Northern College of Music and the University of Manchester where she studies with

Dr Adam Swayne on the Joint Course (GRNCM). 

Pianist Nalni is playing the piano in black blazer. The keys are included in the shot.

Nalni is the recipient of RNCM Marjorie Clementi Award for achieving the highest mark in a final recital. She recently performed Rhapsody in Blue with Manchester Beethoven Orchestra and 'Voices at the End' by John Psathas with Dawn Hardwick and RNCM keyboard department; other concert highlights include a six-piano concert with Graham Fitkin and ‘Goldberg: Jazz Variations’ alongside Simon Parkin and RNCM pianists, as well as a performance of George Crumb in the contemporary piano concert at RNCM, exploring the fascinating world of extended piano techniques. With her love and passion for contemporary music, playing in the RNCM Brand New Orchestra and Contemporary Music for All (CoMA) was an absolute delight.

In 2022, Nalni was invited to perform at the Malvern College Spring Concert for the first concert in the Old Malvernian alumni series. She was named ‘Pupil in Focus 2021’ and performed the Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with College Orchestra. Before embarking on her new journey in Manchester, she received the ‘Academic Music Prize’ and the ’Dunton Music Prize’ for her commitment and contribution at Malvern.

Nalni has always found competitions rewarding,

achieving second place in the Taiwan International Music Competition twice, and was awarded honours for Open Class piano solo and William Lewis Recital at the Worcester Competitive Arts Festival.

As a versatile musician, Nalni has also collaborated with other musicians in the Music business, including Izzy Stylez, a singer-songwriter from London, for his Christmas single ‘Head In the Clouds’, as well as working with violinist Aleksey Igudesman.

A close-up portrait of Nalni Chen looking down at the piano.


Jun 11, 2024 2.30pm          RNCM End of Year Recital                    RNCM Carole Nash Recital Room                 




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