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Ke-Chia Chen

Counterpoint, Keyboard Lab

Ms. Chen's compositions have been performed throughout the United States, Japan, and Taiwan. Her music has been programmed by a variety of different venues and performing organizations, including Carnegie Hall, WHYY radio in Philadelphia, the Delaware Symphony Orchestra's Miles of Manuscript New Music Series, and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Chen has been a young composer in residence at several music festivals, including the Pacific Music Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival, and Music at Angel Fire Chamber Music Festival.

Her orchestral work Broken Crystal was the winner of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's 2009 Marilyn K. Glick Young Composer Award. A native of Taiwan, Ms. Chen earned degrees in composition from the Curtis Institute of Music and the Manhattan School of Music, studying with Richard Danielpour. Currently she is a Ph.D. candidate in composition at the University of Pennsylvania studying with Jay Reise, James Primosch, and Anna Weesner. Past teachers include Herbert Willi, Lera Auerbach, Robert Xavier Rodriguez, Ford Lallerstedt, and Gorden Shih-Wen Chin.

Ms. Chen joined the faculty of the Curtis Institute of Music in 2010.