Ke Ma

Ke Ma

Key Facts


Ke is one of the most promising young concert pianists from China, who has won numerous prizes including the Shenzhen International Piano Concerto Competition (China 2014), the 18 Concours International de Piano de la ville de Maisons-Laffitte, and Karoly Mocsari Special Prize (France, 2016). In 2017, she successfully had her début solo recital in Wigmore Hall (London), was nicely reviewed and was subsequently invited to perform the Chopin 24 preludes in Chopin Festival which was held by Bard University, in New York last summer.

Ke has collaborated internationally with many symphony orchestras and conductors including conductors Christian Ehwald, Daye Lin and Uros Lajovic. She also soloed with the Shenzhen Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra with Brian Wright during the final of the Hasting International Piano Concerto Competition;Most recently, she was invited to perform with Miskolc Symphony Orchestra in Palace of Arts (Budapest), under the baton of Maestro Tamás Gál.

Besides appearances as a soloist, she is a committed chamber musician. Ke made her duo début recital at Wigmore hall with British violist Timothy Ridout. The duo made an album with record label Champs Hill, performing Henri Vieuxtemps’ complete works for viola.

Ke studied with Professor Christopher Elton and chamber music with Michael Dussek and Andrew West at the Royal Academy of Music. She was awarded Alumni Development Award and received DipRam upon her graduation. During her studies, Ke was generously supported by the Ian Fleming Award from the Help Musicians UK; prizes from the Worshipful Company of Musicians, the Maisie Lewis Young Artist Fund and the Prince’s Award. These awards provided opportunities for her to appear at major venues including Wigmore Hall, Kings Place and Purcell Room at Southbank Centre.

She is currently expanding her studies at the Hochschule für Musik Theater und Median in Hannover with Professor Arie Vardi.


Musicians’ Company Awards: Harriet Cohen Bach Prize 2013, Maisie Lewis Prize 2014 & Prince’s Prize 2015

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