Violin

  • : Yen-Ling performs on an Italian 1926 violin.
  • Hometown: Kaushuing, Taiwan
  • Year Joined: 2003
  • Education: Bachelor of Music – Manhattan School of Music; Master of Music – SUNY Purchase
  • Passions and Interests: Yen-Ling's interests include cooking, hiking, going to museums, and having a great time with her dear friends!
  • Career Highlights: Some of Yen-Ling's career highlights include: being invited to perform for the mayor of Chiayi city, Taiwan the end of this summer 2019, and receiving an excellent music review from Robert Coleman for her Beethoven solo in Utah:
    "Beethoven included a violin solo in the Sanctus movement, intended to portray the Holy Spirit descending to Earth. Concertmaster Yen-Ling Chen played the part with glowing tone and faultless technique. Chen created a transcendent and subliminal feeling, and the combined musical forces made this section the concert's highlight."
    —Robert Coleman, The Salt Lake Tribune
Yen-Ling Chen

Miscellaneous Information

Miscellaneous Information
Taiwanese violinist Yen-Ling Chen has appeared in masterclasses with eminent musicians such as Jospeh Gingold, Elmar Oliveira, and the Tokyo String Quartet. She has also played in concert at major concert halls including the Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and New York's legendary Carnegie Hall. Yen-Ling is a dedicated teacher and maintains a private studio in Westchester County, NY. In addition to her teaching, she also coaches at the Hoff Barthelson Music School in Scarsdale, NY and the KEYS program in Bridgeport, CT. She is in demand as a performing artist, traveling to engagements around the country. In 2005, she was appointed concertmaster of Tulsa Opera and, in 2006, subsequently became concertmaster of the Utah Festival Opera.

Phone

Box Office: 941-953-3434
Administration: 941-953-4252

Hours

Monday – Friday, 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
And at the concert venue one hour prior to showtime.

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Our mission is to engage, educate, and enrich our community through high-quality, live musical experiences.

Accessibility

Sarasota Orchestra is committed to making our performances and facilities accessible to everyone in our community.

All of the Orchestra’s facilities are accessible to persons using wheelchairs.

Assistive listening devices are available for all Orchestra performances.

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