Yu-Ting Chen joined The Philadelphia Orchestra’s second violin section starting with the 2017-18 season. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in violin performance at the Curtis Institute of Music under the tutelage of Ida Kavafian and Shmuel Ashkenasi, and her earlier studies in Taiwan were with Chun-Yinh Lee and I-Ching Li.
A native of Taiwan, Yu-Ting has played in many halls including the Royal Festival Hall, Duke’s Hall in London, BHS performing arts center, National Taipei Recital Hall and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Recital Hall. She performed with the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, Cape Symphony Orchestra and Royal Academy Orchestra in 2016, “Mihail Jora” State Philharmonic Orchestra in Varallo Sesia, Italy in 2010, and the Taipei Symphony Orchestra in 2003.
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, and the 5th Osaka International Music Competition in 2004, she has also received scholarships from the Chimei Foundation back in Taiwan. She was given the Chimei Arts Awards in 2013 and 2014. Recently in 2016, she garnered the Milka/Curtis Violin Prize at the Curtis Institute of Music.
Over the span of her musical career, Yu-Ting has participated in master classes with world-renowned artists such as Miriam Fried, Anne-Sophie Mutter, Vadim Repin, Kurt Sassmannshaus, and Lu Si-Qing.
Ms. Chen plays a Frank Ravatin violin on enerous loan from Tarisio Fine Instruments and Bows.