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NONO CHEN is a Chinese singer-songwriter, artist, producer, media composer, arranger, and pianist based in New York City.
Nono started her stylistic expansion and sonic exploration under the influence of artists like Jacob Collier, Bruno Mars, and Dua Lipa. Her husky voice tells personal stories over a remarkable variety of genres and styles. Her innovative and unpredictable musical moves often take her audience on an exciting and unique journey.
Nono began playing piano at the age of four and was trained in classical composition for six years at Shanghai Music Middle School. She went to Berklee College of Music in 2017 and completed her Bachelor’s degree in Contemporary Writing and Production in 2019. She is now a Songwriting master student at New York University.
Nono was a mentee in the 2019 Society of Composers & Lyricists’ Mentor Program. She was the recipient of the 2018 American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers’ Ray and Jon Charles Scholarship for Vocal Arranging, the 2019 Berklee Contemporary Writing and Production Achievement Award, the 2019-20 NYU Paul Simon Scholarship, and the 2020 NYU/Steinhardt Songwriting Scholar Award (in conjunction with Songwriters Hall of Fame). She was one of the selected songwriters in the 2020 Johnny Mercer Songwriters Project.