on the stage
A devoted chamber musician and imaginative soloist, pianist Yvonne Chen has been pushing the limits for pianists of the 21st century. Her experience playing in orchestras and varying chamber ensembles have made her adept as a collaborative musician. Meanwhile her wide array of interests within the broad solo piano repertoire makes her a pertinent musician of today. Pushing towards the outer limits of piano repertoire, she continually explores different keyboard instruments such as the sampler, toy piano, and the harpsichord. Even though her performances have taken her across the United States and abroad, Houston has kept her busy. She enjoys presenting unique programs such as her 2014 "Exploration of Harpsichord Music from the 20th century" and continues to have multiple engagements playing exhibit-specific concerts at Houston's Museum of Fine Arts and The Menil Collection.
She has participated in festivals at Banff, Aspen, the International Holland Music Sessions, and Orford, and in masterclasses led by Yoheved Kaplinsky, Emanuel Ax, Jeremy Denk, Julian Martin, and Arie Vardi.
Upon receiving a Presser Graduate Music Award, she found Houston-based contemporary music ensemble Loop38.