Adjunct Instructor, Piano
Taiwanese-American pianist Weiyin Chen has performed internationally as a soloist, recitalist and chamber musician. She marked her debut with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of maestro Edo de Waart in May of 2008. Recent highlights include concerto engagements with the National Symphony Orchestra in Taipei, the China National Symphony Orchestra in Beijing, the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra with violinist Cho-Liang Lin at the Taipei National Concert Hall, the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra at the Shanghai Concert Hall during the orchestra’s tour to the Shanghai International Music Festival, the Kaohsiung City Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, the Kalamazoo Philharmonia in Michigan, the Panama National Symphony Orchestra in Panama and the Orquesta Sinfónica Millennium in Spain. Her recital appearances include engagements in France, Holland, Panama and New York. Ms. Chen’s performances have been televised nationally in Taiwan, China and on UCSDTV in California. Her playing was broadcasted on WQXR’s Young Artists Showcase, WQXR’s Reflections from the Keyboard hosted by David Dubal, NPR’s Performance Today and NPR’s From the Top where her performance received the Audience Choice Award and was selected to be on the show’s CD release.
A passionate chamber musician, Ms. Chen has performed and participated in numerous prestigious festivals including La Jolla SummerFest in California, Verbier Festival&Academy in Switzerland, Festspiele Mecklenburg-Vorpommern in Germany, Sarasota Music Festival in Florida, Chamber Music at the Perlman Music Program and Chamber Music at the Banff Centre in Canada. She has collaborated with soloists such as violinists Cho-Liang Lin, Ilya Gringolts, David Chan, Alina Pogostkina, Mikhail Symonian, violist Paul Neubauer, Cynthia Phelps, cellist Gary Hoffman and Felix Fan.
Ms. Chen is a winner of Princess Cecilia di Medici’s La Gesse Foundation Fellowship in 2006. She is also a prizewinner of the Sorantin International Young Artists Award in 2001.
Ms. Chen received her Bachelor Degree of Music from The Juilliard School where she studied piano with Oxana Yablonskaya and chamber music with Joseph Kalichstein. Ms. Chen pursued her graduate studies at the Peabody Conservatory of the Johns Hopkins University with renowned pianist and conductor Leon Fleisher.