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Chi-Yuan Chen

Taiwanese violist Chi-Yuan Chen holds the Karen and Warren Kessler Chair as Principal Viola of San Diego Symphony. Top-prize winner of both the 2000 Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the 2004 International Paris Viola Competition Ville d’Avray, Chen is recognized as one of the leading violists of his generation. A founding member of the Great Wall String Quartet, Chen tours and gives masterclasses frequently throughout Asian countries. A graduate of New England Conservatory with the highest distinction in performance in both Bachelor and Master degrees, Chen also holds a Doctoral of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University in New York.