Chinn-Horng Nanette Chen

Chinn-Horng Nanette Chen


Chinn-Horng Nanette Chen

Professor of violin at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) & Director of the NTNU Music Center

Nanette Chen is a Taiwanese violinist. She is currently a professor of violin at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) and the director of the NTNU Music Center. She is also the founder of the NTNU String Ensemble.

Chen was born in Tainan, Taiwan, in 1962. She began playing the violin at the age of 5. She studied with Cheng Zhao-ming and Li Shu-de in Taiwan, and then went on to study at Indiana University and the University of Maryland. She received her doctorate in violin performance from the University of Maryland in 1990.

Chen has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Taiwan and abroad. She has appeared with the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Kaohsiung Symphony Orchestra, and the New York City Symphony Orchestra. She has also given recitals in the United States, Europe, and Asia.

In addition to her performing career, Chen is also an active teacher and clinician. She has taught at the National Taiwan Normal University since 1990. She has also given masterclasses and workshops at universities and conservatories throughout the world.

Chen is a recipient of numerous awards, including the National Taiwan Music Award, the Golden Horse Award for Best Original Film Score, and the Taipei Music Award. She was named one of Taiwan’s “Top 10 Outstanding Women” in 2000.

Chen is a respected figure in the Taiwanese music community. She is known for her virtuosity, her musicality, and her dedication to teaching. She is an inspiration to many young Taiwanese musicians.

Nanette Chen is a true pioneer in Taiwanese music. She has broken down barriers for women in music and has inspired generations of young musicians. She is a national treasure and a role model for all Taiwanese people.