Stella Chen


American violinist Stella Chen took first prize at the 2019 Queen Elizabeth International Violin Competition, followed by the 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. Since then, she has appeared across North America and beyond in concerto, recital, and chamber music performances. She recently made debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Chicago Symphony, Minnesota Orchestra, Israel Philharmonic, and Chamber Orchestra of Europe, among others, and appeared at the Vienna Musikverein and Berlin Philharmonie with the Malta Philharmonic. In July 2022 she returned to Belgium in a live TV and radio broadcast of the Korngold Concerto with the Belgian National Orchestra.  In recital, recent appearances include Carnegie Hall, the Phillips Collection, Rockport Music Festival, and Nume Festival in Italy. She appears frequently with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center both in New York and on tour. This season she makes debuts with the Baltimore and North Carolina Symphonies and performs in recital at Lincoln Center. Her all-Schubert debut studio album was released in December 2022.

Ms. Chen has appeared as a chamber musician in festivals including the Kronberg Academy, Ravinia, Seattle Chamber Music, Perlman Music Program, Music@Menlo, Bridgehampton, Rockport, and Sarasota. Chamber music partners include Itzhak Perlman, Donald Weilerstein, Matthew Lipman, and Robert Levin. She is the first recipient of the Robert Levin Award from Harvard University, was the top prize winner of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition, and youngest-ever prize winner of the Menuhin Competition. She plays the 1700 ex-Petri Stradivarius, on generous loan from Dr. Ryuji Ueno and Rare Violins In Consortium, Artists and Benefactors Collaborative, and the 1708 Huggins Stradivarius courtesy of the Nippon Foundation.

Ms. Chen received her doctorate from The Juilliard School, where she serves as a teaching assistant to her longtime mentor, Li Lin.

Ms. Chen will perform with The Orchestra Now on April 8, 2023.

Bio: March 2023