Wendy Chen debuted with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the age of 15 under conductor André Previn. She won First Prize in the National Chopin Competition, the Young Concert Artists auditions, was an inaugural recipient of the Gilmore Young Artists Award, and was named a Presidential Scholar by the National Foundation for the Arts. Ms. Chen is one of the most sought after pianists and chamber musicians, performing on many of the world’s most prestigious concert stages. She has appeared in unique programs that also featured musical legends Art Garfunkel and James Taylor, performed in a private concert for The Justices at the US Supreme Court presented by The Honorable Ruth Bader Ginsburg, at the White Oak Conservation Center, and in an all Chopin recital at the National Philharmonic Hall in Warsaw, Poland. Other highlights have included opening night with The Boston Pops, Spoleto USA tours, appearances in South America, Finland, New Zealand, at The Kennedy Center, Zankel Hall, The Forbidden City in Beijing, and at Festival Week in Tokyo, presented by CHANEL. She has given numerous recitals with cellists Stephen Kates, Andrés Díaz and Carter Brey, violinists James Ehnes, Chee-Yun, Elina Vähälä, and Anne Akiko Meyers, with whom she also gave a special benefit concert for Japan tsunami relief.
Ms. Chen’s performances are regularly heard on NPR’s Performance Today. She gives masterclasses and lectures throughout the US, and serves as panelist for the National Endowment for the Arts.