Xiyuan ZHEN began his piano training at the age of eight. And at the age of twelve, he was studying with professor Pengjie Sun at the Music School attached to Xinghai Conservatory of Music in Guangzhou. He is currently pursuing his bachelor degree in Hong Kong Academy For Performing Arts with full scholarship under the tutelage of well-known Prof. Gabriel Kwok.
Zhen has won a number of competitions, claiming the First prize in the 15th International Chopin Competition in Asia (2015), first place in the South China Area of Steinway Piano Competition (2009), a semi-finalist at the 2nd Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition (2011), 2nd place in Kawai Asian Piano Competition in Wuhan, China (2014), and 2nd place in Hong Kong Generation Next Arts Piano Competition (2014).
He was invited to give solo recital at Shantou University as soloist, and also collaborated with Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra.
During the study in HKAPA, Zhen has participated in master classes with Eleanor Wong, Tim Ovens, Joyce Yang，Macgregor，James Giles，Pavlina Dokovoska, Sa Chen, Roy Howat，Jerome Lowenthal, Marc Silverman, Graham Scott, Lee Kum Sing and Aquiles Adele Vigne.