When the 10 year old James Chen was awarded distinction in the Dip. ABRSM no one dared to believe that his younger brother Jeremy was closely going to follow his footsteps. Jeremy claimed back every single trophy that his brother had won and soon joined him at Chethams School of Music. They were multi prize-winners Laureates of the Chopin International Festival in Warsaw 2016 and the brothers individually performed Mozart Piano Concerto in G KV543 and Shostakovich Piano Concerto No.2 in F major Op.102 with the Teesside Symphony Orchestra in April 2016 and 2018 respectively.
The brother’s musical education is sponsored by the Ropner Trust.