Chen, Yan-rong




After graduating from high school, Chen went to Germany and was offered admission to the Berlin University of the Arts, the Munich Conservatory, and the Freiburg Conservatory. She chose to study at the Berlin University of the Arts, where she was the first and only Taiwanese student who has been admitted to the school’s cello class. In 2014, she received her Master's degree in cello performance with high grade and the jury praised her performance as "rich and sophisticated musicality with a very high sensitivity to music". She was a student of Ulrich Knörzer, professor of viola at the Berliner Philharmoniker, in Chamber music. While studying in Berlin, Chen was invited several times to perform cello solo and chamber music in concerts held by the Taiwan Representative Office in Germany.

In 2017, Chen passed the Wiener Symphoniker audio-visual cello audition and received invitation to the second round audition in Vienna. In the same year, she was admitted to the position of assistant chief cello of the Taipei One Song Orchestra. She has played in major concert halls in Taiwan and Tokyo, Japan, and participated in the recording of FTV's "Taiwan's Voice" program as chief cello for two seasons. Since the end of 2019, she has been actively participating in performances of the Counterpoint Ensemble of Kaohsiung City and served as an additional musician of the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra.
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