2010-2011: Rose Chen

RoseChen.jpg2010-2011 Artist in Residence



An accomplished pianist and chamber musician, Rose was born and raised in Taipei, Taiwan, and began attending schools specializing in music at age six.  She won first prize in the Kawai Piano Competition for Young Artists, and was invited to perform in the National Concert Hall of Taiwan at age 12.  After winning awards in several other piano competitions in her native Taiwan, driven by a very curious and adventurous heart Rose moved to the United States in 1997.

Rose received her Bachelor of Music degree in piano at the New England Conservatory in Boston; her Masters at the San Francisco Conservatory; and her Doctorate of Musical Arts in Keyboard Collaborative Arts at the USC Thornton School of Music.

In addition to her busy performance schedule, Rose is currently teaching at Biola University.  She has also appeared in master classes with Midori, the Eroica Trio, Takacs Quartet and Julliard Quartet.

Having lived in and traveled to numerous regions of the world, Rose’s vision of music is both wide and deep.  She is involved in research in Asian and Middle Eastern music; jazz is also a big interest.  To Rose, chamber music of all kinds remains the most natural and effective means of expressing herself and bringing the joy of music-making to people everywhere.

One of our original Artists in Residence as a member of the Blue Rose Trio, we are thrilled to welcome Rose back as our Artist in Residence for our 2010-2011 seasons.