Violinist Yu-Ting Chen joined The Philadelphia Orchestra as the youngest member of the Orchestra in 2017, at the age of 21, and currently serves as an affiliate artist at the Cairn University’s School of Music. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in violin performance at the Curtis Institute of Music under a full scholarship, studying with Ida Kavafian and Shmuel Ashkenasi. Her earlier studies in Taiwan were with Chun-Yinh Lee and I-Ching Li.
A native of Taiwan, Yu-Ting made her solo debut with orchestra at the age of 7, performing Mozart concerto no. 3 with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. Since then she has worked with several orchestras including the Royal Academy Orchestra of London, Cape Symphony Orchestra in 2016, “Mihail Jora” State Philharmonic Orchestra in Varallo Sesia, Italy in 2010, National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Macau youth Symphony Orchestra, and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra in 2003. She has also performed extensively in many prestigious halls such as the Royal Festival Hall, Duke’s Hall in London, Macau Arts Center, The Arts Center Gold Coast in Australia, BHS performing arts center, Taipei National Concert Hall, Taipei National Recital Hall, The National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Recital Hall, Taichung National Theater, and WeiWuYin Concert Hall.
In addition to winning top prizes at the Menuhin Violin Competition in 2016, Stradivarius International Violin Competition in 2010, Taiwan National Music Competitions in 2010 and 2008, the 1st Amadeus Musical Competition in 2008, the 5th Asian Rising Star Competition in 2006, the 16th Europe FLAME Competition in 2005, the 5th Osaka International Music Competition in 2004, Yu-Ting received a scholarship and Testore violin loan from the Chimei Foundation back in Taiwan, and was awarded the Chimei Arts Awards in 2013 and 2014. In 2016, she garnered the Milka/Curtis Violin Prize at the Curtis Institute of Music.