Amy Chen: Spark to Flame Student Feature

Published February 16, 2022

Meet Amy Chen!

One of the student performers at the 2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase!

Amy Chen Spark to Flame 2022Amy is 13 years old and has been studying piano with Ingrid Henderson at the Victoria Conservatory of Music since the age of 8. Amy has won numerous awards in the Greater Victoria Performing Arts Festival including the Junior Baroque and Classical categories; Junior Piano Concerto Cup and Junior Cup for overall Outstanding Musicianship in 2019. She also received the Intermediate French Trophy and Romantic award in 2021. Amycompleted the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto Grade 8 piano exam in 2021 with Distinction and received the highest mark award with 100 percent in the RCM written Theory 8 exam. She also received the award for the Royal Conservatory of Music Toronto Grade 8 piano award. In addition, she was honored with the Millicent Lavoy Piano Scholarship award from the Victoria Conservatory of Music. 

Amy loves performing and is thrilled to play with the VCM orchestra at the Spark to Flame Concert.  She also enjoys playing and performing the violin and learning Karate. 



Why did you apply to perform at Spark to Flame?

My dream is to play with an orchestra! 


What piece are you performing and why did you choose it? 

Concerto no.19 in F major K459 by Mozart. I connected immediately with the melody line and rhythmic structure of the orchestra accompaniment and the piano part is fun to play. 


What are your aspirations in music? 

I definitely will continue studying music and performing however where it takes me, has yet to be determined. 


Tell me a bit about yourself, outside of music 

I do ballet and jazz dance, play the violin, do karate, and attend grade 8 French Immersion at Arbutus Global Middle School. 


2022 Spark to Flame Student Showcase

Featuring some of Victoria’s brightest and best, the Victoria Conservatory of Music (VCM) is proud to present the Spark to Flame Student Showcase on Saturday, March 12th at 7:30pm in Alix Goolden Performance Hall. This in-person, live concert is a magical evening of exciting works for 7 student soloists accompanied by the VCM Chamber Orchestra and led by Maestro Timothy Vernon. VCM faculty artists and local professional musicians join our students to, once again, produce the high-caliber Spark to Flame performance experience that fuels the love of music in our emerging young musicians and audience members alike.



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