Qing Yu Chen, Violin
Violinist Qing Yu Chen began playing piano at age four, and a year later moved on to pursue violin studies. At age nine, Qing Yu began studying with Masao Kawasaki at The Juilliard School’s Pre-College. She continues training at the School, and now studies with Cho-Liang Lin, while attending The Dalton School.
Qing Yu was awarded the Gold Medal at the AADGT “Passion of Music” Competition in 2009. She also received First and Grand Prize honors at the Youth Talent and Arts Competition and First Prize at the New York International Music Competition in 2011. In 2013, she won Juilliard Pre-College’s violin competition to perform the Mozart Violin Concerto No. 5 with the Juilliard Pre-College Symphony under the baton of Leonard Slatkin.
With the Aspen Piano Trio in 2014, Qing Yu performed on NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley, show 294. At the time, she had previously been a featured soloist on show 280, recorded live from Wingate University. Also in 2014, she and cellist Noah Lee earned Grand Prize recognition for their performance of Halvorsen’s Passacaglia at Merkin Concert Hall for the National League of Performing Arts Chamber Music and Ensemble Competition. As a soloist, Qing Yu won the Markov Young Artists Competition in 2014, granting her a debut solo performance with the Shattered Glass Ensemble and Alexander Markov in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium.
Qing Yu performs on a violin made by Raffaele Gagliano Quodam Giovanni Fecit in Napoli 1854, a loan made possible with the generous support of Mr. Henry Choi and for winning Doublestop Foundation’s Instrument Loan Competition in 2014.