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.

Bowing a piano in John Cage's  Five  at the Menil Collection

Bowing a piano in John Cage's Five at the Menil Collection

John Luther Adams'  In a Treeless Place, Only Snow  at Rothko Chapel

John Luther Adams' In a Treeless Place, Only Snow at Rothko Chapel

Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra rehearsal for the 2014 East Coast Tour

Shepherd School Symphony Orchestra rehearsal for the 2014 East Coast Tour

A performance of Ravel's Violin Sonata No. 2 with violinist, Boson Mo at Duncan Recital Hall (Photo credit: David Engel)

A performance of Ravel's Violin Sonata No. 2 with violinist, Boson Mo at Duncan Recital Hall (Photo credit: David Engel)

Videos

Media

Click HERE to read about the Leipzig Trip with the Piano Quartet (May 2015)

Click HERE for video performance of Chong kee Yong's "Yuan-Liu" (March 2015)

Click HERE for her Performance of Satie's Gymnopedies on Houston KUHA 91.7 "The Front Row" (Sept. 2012)