Chih-Ta Chen, from Kaohsiung, Taiwan, is currently studying viola at the Curtis Institute of Music with Roberto Díaz, where he holds the Jean J. Sterne Fellowship. Chen is the winner of the 2022 Chimei Arts Award, and was a winner of the Borromeo String Quartet Guest Artist Award in 2018, leading to a performance with the quartet at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall. Additionally, he and his string quartet, the Nico Quartet, were selected as a New England Conservatory Honors Ensemble in 2018-19. Previously, Chen has been invited to the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music festival, Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival, and the Taos Chamber Music Festival. Before coming to Curtis, Chen attended the New England Conservatory and Tainan National University of the Arts.