Artist Bio

Stella Chen, violin

Violinist Stella Chen is a recent graduate of the Harvard College/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program, where she studied with Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. She graduated with honors from Harvard in 2015 with a degree in psychology and as the first-ever recipient of the Robert Levin Award. Chen has performed as a soloist on tour in Israel and Jordan with the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra and with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín in Colombia. Other recent performances include concerti with Harvard’s Bach Society Orchestra and Mozart Society Orchestra, the London Chamber Orchestra, the Welsh National Symphony Orchestra, and members of the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields. Her achievements include being the youngest-ever prizewinner at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition and winning First Prize at the Los Angeles Philharmonic’s BronisÅ‚aw Kaper Awards. She has also been invited by the Silk Road Ensemble to be a guest soloist in performances in Farkas Hall. Chen has collaborated with Itzhak Perlman, Robert Levin, Roger Tapping, Miriam Fried, Paul Biss, and Merry Peckham, among others. In addition, she has performed at venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Dame Myra Hess Memorial Concert series and on the radio show From the Top. In the 2015–2016 season, Stella Chen served as Artist-in-Residence at Harvard University’s Lowell House. In the fall, she will begin her doctorate of musical arts degree program at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Sylvia Rosenberg and Donald Weilerstein.