Yi-chuan Chen

Yi-chuan Chen

Adjunct Assistant Professor of Music
Music and Art

EMAIL: yicchen@bmcc.cuny.edu


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Clarinetist Yi-Chuan Chen has given performances in various concert venues in the United States, Taiwan, Canada, and Japan. She appeared as principal clarinet with the Orchestra for New York City Ballet during its world tour in Taipei, and was invited as representative clarinetist of New York to perform at the International ClarinetFest in Vancouver, Canada. Chen has also been seen on the stages of National Theater and Concert Hall of Taiwan, Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall and Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, The Town Hall, Queens Theatre in the Park, Czech Center New York, United Nations Headquarters, the US Capitol, and Trinity Church’s St. Paul’s Chapel.

As an active concert clarinetist, Chen has performed in recent years with the Asian Cultural Symphony, New York Eastern Chamber Orchestra, Hana Symphony Orchestra, Bergen Symphony Orchestra, Contemporary Music Ensemble, Janusphere Dance Company, and Martha Cardona Theater Orchestra. In addition to performing on clarinet, she is equally accomplished as a collaborative pianist and multi-instrumentalist.



The City University of New York
Doctor of Musical Arts, Clarinet performance (2000-2006)

Manhattan School of Music
Master of Music, Clarinet performance (1998-2000)

National Institute of the Arts (Taipei National University of the Arts)
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Music (1993-1998)

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