Music Producer/Composer/Arranger (Grammy Voting Member & ASCAP Member)
“His Music Moves, Inspires and Takes You On A Journey Of the Heart.” – Q’orianka Kilcher, Award-winning Hollywood Actress, Singer
Tony Chen is an international award winning musician who taught himself music composition with computers at the age of 17. In recent years he has repeatedly received international awards and nominations. Particularly in the last 3 years of 2012 – 14, he won the Best song of Indie Film/Documentary/Short at 2013 Hollywood Music in Media Awards™ for the song “The Courage to Believe” featuring award-winning Hollywood Actress, Singer Q’orianka Kilcher. And he is also an official contender for the “Best Original Score” and “Best Original Song” of the 86th Oscars. At the same time he was a 2013 Hollywood Music In Media Awards™ Music Genre Nominee in CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRAL/INSTRUMENTAL Category for his music composition At Ease (nominated alongside the likes of Sony Classical and Watertower Music).
Award Winning Music Producer/Composer/Arranger
2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards™ Music Genre Winner in WORLD MUSIC Category: For the song “Taste Asia – Delicious Chinese Cuisine”, Nominated;
2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards™ Music Genre Nominee in CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRAL/INSTRUMENTAL Category: For the song “Flying High Above”, Nominated;
2014 Hollywood Music in Media Awards™ Music Genre Nominee in New Age / Ambient Category: For the song “Warm Romance Serenade”, Nominated;
“Best Contemporary Classical Album Category” Nominee at The 13th Independent Music Awards: For Tony’s album “At Ease”, Nominated;
2013 Hollywood Music In Media Awards™ Music Genre Nominee in CONTEMPORARY ORCHESTRAL/INSTRUMENTAL Category: For the music composition At Ease (nominated alongside the likes of Sony Classical and Watertower Music.)
2012 Hollywood Music In Media Awards™ Nominee for Best Soundtrack Album: For the Soundtrack for Award-Winning Documentary “Free China” co-produced by New Tang Dynasty Television and World2Be Productions., Nominated;
First Place winner in the Instrumental category of the 13th Annual Great American Song Contest: Tony’s composition “Recognizing the Beloved One” is First Place winner in the Instrumental category of the 13th Annual Great American Song Contest! (2012)
Top Honor Winner of The 11th Annual Independent Music Awards Program Winner: Tony is the top honor winner in the New Age Song Category for “Sweet Smile” in The 11th Independent Music Awards. (2012)
Winner of The 12th Annual Great American Song Contest: Tony’s Composition ‘Sweet Smile’ has been selected by judges as a Top 5 winner in the Instrumental category;
A gifted composer with a delicate touch, his music brings with it a vigor and enthusiasm that is both youthful and deeply soulful in form.
From Beijing China, Tony graduated in 2010 from the prestigious Music Department of the University of Huddersfield in England. The main areas to which Tony dedicated himself in his studies include music composition, scoring for film/TV/Multimedia, vocal training, conducting and opera performance. Tony’s East-West cultural backgrounds make his music transcend cultures and time, combining popular and classical styles, with the profound and delicate nature from the orient as well as the grandeur of Western techniques.
Tony’s Music Journey
Without following the current music commercial trends, Tony wishes to pursue quality or state of purity, beauty and righteousness in his music composition path, avoiding writing too much music about negative reactions to situations, such as anger, frustration, complaints, or indulgence in the dark side of man. He believes that music with positive messages, as well as purity, is beneficial to people’s minds and the whole society, maintains moral standards of the entire society, and makes the world a better place.
Music Style Tony’s main music styles are pop, classical, new age, and a crossover between these styles. His music sounds Like: Yanni, John Tesh, Josh Groban, Enya, Yiruma Korean Pianist. His music can be pop music, with a hint of the elegancy found in classical music. His music can also be very serene, like those of new age music pieces, but is still dramatic. Tony’s melody and harmony are simple, but beautiful and magnificent. In addition, Tony has actively dedicated himself into the promotion of Chinese traditional Culture, during which he has composed many music pieces in traditional Chinese style that satisfied modern people’s taste.
Tony’s Official Music Website: http://www.tonychenmusic.com