Congratulations to Year 12 student Joy Chen for her nomination to ENCORE for her impressive music performance for the HSC. ENCORE is a prestigious event, featuring a select program of outstanding performances and compositions by students, across New South Wales, who studied music for their HSC.
Joy is completing the Music 2 and Music Extension courses, majoring in performance for her HSC. However her love of music started early when she began learning piano at 6 years of age.
She has been successful in the Sydney and St George Instrumental Eisteddfods. Joy has also competed in international piano competitions, having won 1st prize in the China Yamaha Competition in 2011 and the Liszt Section in the 17th Hong Kong Asia Piano Competition in 2012. She won 4th prize at the Belgium EPTA International Piano Competition, Category 2, in 2014, and was selected to compete in the first Zhuhai Mozart International Competition from 250 competitors around the world.
Joy achieved a Distinction in the AMEB LMusA Diploma in 2016 and has received a scholarship through the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Rising Stars Program since 2014.
It has been an absolute pleasure to hear her perform at the many musical events throughout her schooling at SGCS.