SICHEN MA began his piano study at the age of five in his hometown Zhengzhou, China. From 1999 to 2006, he was a student of China’s renowned music school- The Central Conservatory of Music, and studied professional piano performance with professor Hui Zhong and Jun Yang. Mr.Ma has performed on stages of North America, Europe, and Asia. He is the award-winner of numerous competitions: at the age fourteen, he was the 1st-prize winner of Asia Youth Piano Competition in the area of China and the 3rd-prize winner in the final stage in Hong Kong; He was the 2nd prize winner of China Steinway Piano Competition at age 15; and he received the 3rd prize of the 10th Missouri Southern International Piano competition in Missouri, USA in 2004; the 1st prize winner of the Beethoven Music Festival competition in Henan province, China and was consequently invited to perform a concert in the 2004 Beethoven Music Festival at the Beethoven Music Hall in Bonn, Germany. Recently, Mr. Ma is about to perform the Brahms Piano Concerto in B-flat major with the Torrance Symphony as a result of wining the symphony’s Young Artist Competition. Mr. Ma has also been offered fellowship to many music festivals including the Morningside Music Bridge at the Mount Royal College in Calgary; the Orford Academy in Québec and the Banff Music Festival in Banff, Alberta.
In pursuing of further musical achievements, Mr. Ma begun his studying abroad in the summer of 2006. He spent two years in Canada studying at the Vancouver Academy of Music with Prof. Lee Kum-Sing and The Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto with Prof. John Perry with full scholarship provided. His Toronto debut was at the Richard Branshaw Amphitheatre of Canadian Opera Company in October 2007. He also performed Beethoven Piano Concerto in G with the Toronto Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Peter Oundjian in a commemoration concert for Glenn Gould at the Roy Thompson Hall in 2007. Presently, Mr. Ma is continuing his study with Prof. John Perry at The Colburn School – a prestigious conservatory that only enrolls less than thirty talented young musicians from all over the world each year.