David Chen

David Chen was born in 2008 in a family of musicians. His father is the pianist and composer Vladimir Sverdlov-Ashkenazy, his mother is Lyda Chen-Argerich who is a viola player and a lawyer and his two grandmothers are Professor Elena Ashkenazy and the celebrated pianist Martha Argerich.


Already at a young age, David Chen is a winner of piano competitions such as the "Karl Adler Jugend Musikwettbewerb" in Germany 2008 in which he received the 1st Prize with distinction and the 1st Prize Winner with distinction at the "Swiss Youth Music Competition" in piano and piano duo in 2019. David has participated in many Festivals such as the "Progetto Martha Argerich" in Lugano, Switzerland in 2016 were he performed 4 hands pieces together with his grandmother, Martha Argerich. In 2019 David Chen performed at "Argerich's Meeting Point" in Beppu, Japan and at the "Martha Argerich Festival" in Hamburg, Germany in 2019.

David Chen currently lives in Geneva and studies at the advanced musical program of the Geneva Conservatory of Music under the guidance of the Professor Serguei Milstein.