Christine Chen

Taiwanese cellist, Christine Chen started her musical studies at the age of five. Since her debut recital at the National Concert Hall in Taipei at the age of ten, she has been actively performing in solo and chamber recitals, orchestral concerts, and music festivals around the world. Chen is a two time 1st Prize Winner of the Taiwan National Music Competition and a 1st Prize Winner of the Taiwan Culture Music Competition. In 2009, Chen went on tour with 16 string players in Ile De Ré, France as part of Festival Musique en Ré, funded entirely by the Taiwanese Cultural Center. After moving to the United States, Chen performed annual solo recitals as well as played as principal cellist with various orchestras at Harvard’s Sanders Theater, Boston’s Symphony Hall, Rotterdam’s De Doelen, Amsterdam’s Het Concertgebouw, Maastricht’s Theatre aan het Vrijthof, Haarlem’s Cathedral of St Bavo, and Schouwburg Almere. In 2014, Chen gave her Carnegie Hall debut with her piano trio, and has since performed with various chamber groups around the city in historic venues such as Bohemian National Hall, The Morgan library, National Sawdust, and New York City Center. Chen is passionate about being involved in varying musical projects, including a collaboration with singers from Philip Glass’ opera, The Fall of the House of Usher, performing with dancers from Martha Graham Dance Company, and recording for ECM Records with Cuban-jazz composer David Virelles as a member of the Nosotros Ensemble. Christine has been part of Verbier Festival Orchestra in Switzerland since 2019.