Tianyi Chen has just reached 9 years of age. She started playing piano at 6, joined Mrs. Rita Shklar's studio in July 2013, and has been improving very fast ever since. She became a finalist and a first place winner of Greater Princeton Steinway Society Piano Competition in 2015. As a result she performed at a Steinway Society Winner's Musicale in April. In the fall of 2014 Tianyi became a winner (third place) in the State NJMTA Young Musicians Competition. She is also a winner of the top High Honors award at the NJMTA Spring Recital audition in 2015 and 2014. Besides piano, Tianyi loves math, writing her own stories, and exploring the nature. She wants to be a piano teacher in the future.