Robert Chen

Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999. His activities as a soloist include performances with the Los Angeles Philharmonic, Moscow Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic, National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, Orchestra of the Komische Oper Berlin, NDR Orchestra of Hannover, and Bournemouth Symphony. In 2000 he made his Chicago Symphony Orchestra concerto debut with Maestro Daniel Barenboim. In 2003 he gave the Chicago Symphony orchestra premiere of the Elliot Carter Violin Concerto.

In addition, Mr. Chen has appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra at Ravinia with Christoph Eschenbach and James Conlon. He is also a frequent guest artist with various regional orchestras.

As a chamber musician, Mr. Chen has collaborated with Daniel Barenboim, Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, and Yo Yo Ma, both at Orchestra Hall in Chicago and at Carnegie Hall in New York. He has toured extensively with Musicians From Marlboro and is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Johannes Quartet. Mr. Chen has been a participant in numerous festivals including, Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival, La Jolla Chamber Music Festival, and Schloss Moritzburg Festival in Germany.

After winning first prize in Hannover International Violin Competition, Robert Chen recorded the Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto for Berlin Klassics label. He is the recipient of the American Heritage Award from the American Immigration Law Foundation and the prestigious Arts and Science Achievement Award from the Taiwanese-American Foundation.

A native of Taiwan, Mr. Chen began his violin studies at the age of seven. Three years later, he and his family moved to Los Angeles where he studied with Robert Lipsett. While in Los Angeles, he also participated in the Jascha Heifitz master classes. Mr. Chen received both Bachelor's and Master's of music degrees from the Julliard School, where he studied with Dorothy DeLay and Masao Kawasaki. In addition to his performing career, Mr. Chen is currently working on the violin faculty at Roosevelt University, Chicago.

Below you will find the complete list of scores edited by Robert Chen.
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