Violist Youming Chen is an active recitalist, as well as a chamber and orchestral musician. He has performed in concert halls here and abroad, namely Carnegie, Alice Tully, Royal Albert, Avery Fisher, Lucern, Konzerthaus-Berlin, De Montfort, and National Taiwan Concert Hall. He was featured on WQXR (New York City) radio’s Young Artist Showcase. His collaboration as principal violist with Sir Colin Davis at the BBC Proms was televised in the UK. Mr. Chen has participated in the Pacific Music Festival (Japan), Aspen Music Festival, Prussia Cove (England), and Music@Menlo. He was a former violist of the Gustave Rosseels Quartet and a founding member of the Fader Quartet, which received the Saunderson Award at the Coleman Chamber Ensemble Competition. His teachers include Paul Neubauer, Toby Appel, Hsin-Yun Huang, Yizhak Schotten, Victoria Chiang, Alan de Veritch, and Ben Lin. Mr. Chen received a bachelor’s degree from the University of Michigan and a master’s degree from Juilliard. He is currently a candidate for Doctor of Musical Arts at the University of Missouri-Kansas City under the tutelage of Scott Lee. Youming Chen serves on the chamber music faculty for Heartland Music Academy’s Stringendo Program and its summer chamber music festival. He has also taught at the Performing Arts Institute at Wyoming Seminary College in Pennsylvania and the Five Seasons Chamber Music Festival in Iowa. He resides in Kansas City with his wife, Alice Huang, and their twin daughters.
September 13, 2017