Jenny Chen

Staff Pianist
Piano / Staff Accompanists

Jenny Chen is an ardent artist, chamber musician, and educator. She was accepted to the Curtis Institute of Music as a student at age ten, studying with Eleanor Sokoloff and Gary Graffman, graduating in 2013. She has also studied in the master’s program at Yale University, under Robert Blocker and Melvin Chen, and in the Doctor of Musical Arts program at Eastman School of Music, under Douglas Humpherys.

She has performed at many festivals, including Chamber Music Encounters with Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center; and the Bravo! Vail, Sejong Music, Mainly Mozart, Ocean Reef Beach, and Tippet Rise festivals. She has performed with numerous orchestras including Taipei Symphony Orchestra, National Repertory Orchestra, Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra, Rochester Philharmonic, New York Downtown Sinfonietta, and Pacific Symphony, under conductors such as Rossen Milanov, Neil Varon, Carl Topilow, Stuart Malina, and Carl St. Clair. As a chamber musician, she has collaborated with artists such as Anne-Marie McDermott, Arnold Steinhardt, Peter Wiley, Andrew Bain, Zach De Pue, and Anton Nel.

Her performances have received acclaim from audiences in the United States, Europe, and Asia, at venues including Alice Tully Hall, Weill Recital Hall, Merkin Concert Hall, Verizon Hall, Jacobs Music Studio, Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater (Vail), Liszt Academy (Weimar, Germany), Solti Hall (Hungary), Mandarin Daily News Culture Center, and Carrie Chang Music Hall (Taiwan), among many others. She has appeared on radio and TV broadcasts, including On Stage at Curtis (WHYY), Performance Today, and on FOX-TV in Rochester.

Ms. Chen has won prizes at many international competitions, including the New York International Piano Competition, the Eastman Young Artists International Piano Competition, Young Concert Artists, Music Teachers National Association National Competition, International Franz Liszt Competition, Rodney and Lorna Sawatsky Rising Stars Concerto Competition, the American Protégé International Piano and Strings Competition, and the Douglas Lowry Award.

Ms. Chen joined the Curtis faculty in 2018. She also serves as a ballet pianist for Temple University and maintains a private teaching studio.