As a dynamic, diverse musician, Ms. Chen enjoys a dual career as a performer and an educator. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and her Masters of Music Degree from the University of Miami in violin performance. She was a member of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra from 1994 until its demise in 2003.
As an educator, she is currently the Music Director of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony and is on the faculty at the Lynn University in Boca Raton. Ms. Chen was the interim Director of Orchestra at the Florida International University from 2009-2010 and she taught violin and chamber music at the Frost School of Music, University of Miami from 2004-2009. In the summer she teaches and performs at the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory in Steamboat, Colorado and in winter she teaches at the Philadelphia International Music Festival Winter Solo Performance Program. As a conductor, she is a frequent guest conductor for Alhambra Orchestra and Broward Symphony Orchestra. She has led orchestras in concert Halls such as Arsht Center in Miami and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
As an international violin soloist, she has appeared with many orchestras around the globe. She was the winner of the 1999 Young Concert Artist of the Year awarded by the National Concert Hall of Taipei, Taiwan and a Concerto Competition Winner at the University of Miami in 2003. She has been a Concertmaster for Boca Raton Philharmonican Symphonia, Orchestra Miami, Miami Bach Society, Ars Flores Symphony and the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra. She is also the founder, violinist, and the Artistic Director of the chamber ensemble Dynamic Strings. As a recording artist, she is on dozens of award winning CDs including for Sony, EMI, and Warner Brothers. Ms. Chen has been broadcast on National Public Radio and the Public Broadcast System. She has performed the National Anthem multiple times at the Miami Dolphin football games and appeared on the live international television broadcast of the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards.