Stella Chen, violin
Praised for her “phenomenal maturity” and “fresh and spontaneous, yet emotionally profound and intellectually well-structured performance” (Jerusalem Post), American violinist Stella Chen garnered worldwide attention with her first-prize win at the 2019 Queen Elizabeth International Violin Competition, followed by the 2020 Avery Fisher Career Grant and 2020 Lincoln Center Emerging Artist Award. Highlights of her 2020-21 season include concerto appearances in debuts with the Chicago Symphony and Chamber Orchestra of Europe; recitals at the Phillips Collection in Washington, DC and at Germany’s Kronberg Academy; and her first appearances with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, which she joins in 2021-22 as a member of the Bowers program.Her auspicious 2021-22 season will see her recital debut at Carnegie Hall as well as recital, concerto, and chamber music appearances throughout Europe, Asia, and North and South America, including debuts with Kremerata Baltica, and New Japan Philharmonic. Stella’s most recent engagements include debuts with the Belgian National Orchestra, Brussels Philharmonic, and the Luxembourg Philharmonic; first appearances at the Salzburg Mozarteum, Ravinia, and Kronberg Academy festivals; and performances throughout Europe, East Asia, and India. Stella has appeared as a chamber musician in festivals including the Perlman Music Program, Music@Menlo, the Sarasota Festival, and YellowBarn. She is the first recipient of the Robert Levin Award from Harvard University, the top prize winner of the Tibor Varga International Violin Competition and youngest ever prize winner of the Menuhin Competition.