A Washington native, cellist Audrey Chen is a passionate solo and chamber musician dedicated to sharing the music-making process of discovery and collaboration with the rest of the world. She has performed in venues across the globe, including at Carnegie Hall, the Mariinsky Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, and the Kennedy Center, and has performed as a guest artist alongside A Far Cry, the Silk Road Ensemble, the Parker Quartet, and the Borromeo Quartet. As a soloist, she was featured on NPR’s From the Top and has given solo concerts with the Seattle Symphony, National Symphony Orchestra Summer Institute, and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra.
Audrey’s festival appearances include the Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Perlman Music Program Chamber Music Workshop, Tanglewood Music Center, Taos School of Music, California Summer Music, and Sarasota Music Festival. She has also served as principal cellist of the Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival Orchestra Academy in Germany, the New York String Orchestra Seminar, Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra of the USA, and the Youth Music Culture Guangdong Orchestra. A graduate of the Harvard/NEC dual degree program, Audrey graduated cum laude with a B.A. in Molecular and Cellular Biology with a secondary in Music. She received her M.M. in cello performance the subsequent year from NEC, and she studied with Laurence Lesser for all five years of the program. Audrey is now a Graduate Diploma candidate studying under Lluis Claret, and she is focused on playing chamber music and exploring newer works by contemporary composers. Aside from music, Audrey enjoys bike riding, baking with friends, and making greeting cards.