Award-winning violinist Chi-Yin Chen has performed internationally in a wide range of solo and orchestral music. As an orchestral violinist, Ms. Chen first served as concertmaster of the Youth Summer Orchestra of National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra in 2007. Since then, Ms. Chen has performed with Philharmonia Moment Musical in the Young Euro Classic Festival in Berlin, Germany in 2008 and the Taiwan Pro Arte Orchestra at the Music Carnival in Taipei Arena in 2011. Ms. Chen served as concertmaster for the Baltimore Concerto Orchestra in Baltimore, MD in 2012. She was a fourth chair violinist of Annapolis Symphony Orchestra from 2015 to 2019, and a guest violinist of Charleston Symphony Orchestra since 2015 with whom she performs innovative programs in unconventional venues. Ms. Chen is also a member of the Jacksonville Symphony Orchestra starts from 2022. She also received a fellowship to attend the 2014 Castleton Festival, and 2012, 2013 Aspen Music Festival.
Chi-Yin Chen made her solo debut in Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Winter as the solo violin with the Aikuang Sun Youth Orchestra in her home country of Taiwan in 2008. In 2009, Ms. Chen won the 3rd prize for violin in the Taipei Music Competition. In addition, Ms. Chen was chosen to perform Vivaldi’s Four Seasons – Autumn as the solo violin with the Philharmonia Moment Musical in Johannesburg, South Africa, in the Arts Alive Festival – From the Ends of the World in 2010. In 2011, she performed Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D major, Op.35 with the National Taiwan Normal University New Music Ensemble in Taiwan. In 2013, Ms. Chen has performed as a soloist in the Carmen Trio at the “Taiwan Night” Concert in Maryland. In 2015, she performed Franck Violin Sonata in A Major at The Episcopal Church of the Holy Covenant, Baltimore.
Ms. Chen is also a devoted chamber musician. She won the 2nd prize for String Quartet (2003) and 5th prize for Piano Quintet (2006) at the National Taiwan Music Competition. Ms. Chen has been coached by renowned cellist Alisa Weilerstein, Michael Kannen, Alison Wells, violinist Stefan Arzberger, and violist Jui-Se Yang, as a member of several string quartet groups. She has performed in master classes for the Orion String Quartet and the Jupiter String Quartet.
Chi-Yin Chen received her Graduate Performance Diploma in the studio of Herbert Greenberg at Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University in 2015 and her Master of Music degree at the Peabody Institute in 2013. Ms. Chen received her Bachelor of Music degree from National Taiwan Normal University in 2011.