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Qing Yu Chen

15, USA

Qing Yu Chen is currently in her 7th year at Juilliard Pre-College Division, under the tutelage of Masao Kawasaki and Cho-Liang Lin. She is the winner of the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony’s Mozart Concerto No. 5 K219 Competition which was performed under conductor Leonard Slatkin. She has made two appearances on US’s National Public Radio’s “From the Top” and won the Markov Young Artists Competition, in which she debuted in Carnegie Hall Stern Auditorium with the Shattered Glass Ensemble. Qing Yu Chen currently attends the Dalton School and plays on an 1854 Raffaele Gagliano instrument kindly sponsored by the Doublestop Foundation.

“Being able to have the honour to attend the Menuhin Competition means a very valuable learning opportunity presented to me. Being a very ambitious student, I am always open to new perspectives on crafting my art. It also means a chance for me to show to a more diverse audience that music can be portrayed in different ways, and is truly universal. I’ve have seen numerous outstanding violinists attend this competition since I was a child and it resonated within me that I also wanted to stand on the stages many masters have played on. I believe that this event will help me grow immensely as a person, a student, and a musician.” (Qing Yu Chen)