San Diego Symphony

Chi-Yuan Chen joined the viola section of the San Diego Symphony in 2006. A top-prize winner of both the 2000 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the 2004 International Paris Viola Competition Ville d’Avray, Mr. Chen is recognized as one of the leading violists from Taiwan and in 1999, made his American concerto debut in Boston performing Walton’s Viola Concerto. Mr. Chen is also an active chamber music performer. A graduate of New England Conservatory he received both Bachelor and Master degrees there and also holds a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University in New York. His principal teachers are Ben Lin, James Dunham, Martha Katz, Katherine Murdock and Nobuko Imai. A violist of the Great Wall String Quartet which resides in Beijing’s Great Wall International Summer Music Academy, Mr. Chen gives masterclasses frequently throughout Asia and is on the faculty of the San Diego State University.
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