Ting-Lan Chen

Ting-Lan Chen

Professor Ting-Lan Chen


Dr. Ting-Lan Chen has enjoyed a career as soloist, chamber musician and orchestral performer. A native of the Republic of Taiwan, Dr. Chen holds the B.F.A. in violin performance from the National Institute of the Arts (Taipei National University of the Arts), and the M.M. and D.M.A. degrees in violin and chamber music performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. Her principal teachers included Piotr Milewski, Lee Fiser and Peter Oundjian, with additional study with Jorja Fleezanis and Bayla Keyes.

An active soloist and chamber musician, Dr. Chen was the first-prize winner of the 1991 National Chamber Music Competition in Taiwan, and appeared in the Young Musician Concerts at the White House and United Nations in 1995, the Music 2000 Contemporary Music Festival with the American minimalist Steve Reich for his composition Different Trains, and the collaboration with Xian Zhang, associate conductor of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra, for Stravinsky's The Soldier's Tale. Additional performances include lecture-recitals in national and regional conferences in Atlanta, Portland, Princeton, Salt Lake City, San Antonio, Santa Barbara and a multi-recital series: "The Ten Sonatas for Piano & Violin of Beethoven" with pianist Nathan Buckner (2009). Dr. Chen served as Visiting Artist at Chinese University of Hong Kong in 2009. Her research paper on performance was published by the International Journal of the Arts in Society (2007).

Dr. Chen has also performed with numerous orchestras; among them she served as concertmaster of the CCM Philharmonic Orchestra and Hastings Symphony Orchestra, associate concertmaster of the Texas Festival Orchestra, principal second violin of the Sorg Opera Company, and has performed in the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Gewandhaus in Leipzig, Berlin Schauspielhaus, Lisbon Cultural Center, Vienna Konzerthaus, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, Hong Kong Cultural Centre, Singapore Conference Hall, Avery Fisher Hall, Hollywood Bowl and Boston Symphony Hall.

Dr. Chen, who joined the UNK faculty in 2004, is a professor in the UNK Department of Music & Performing Arts where she teaches studio violin and viola, chamber music and core curricula. She serves as violinist for the Frahm-Lewis Trio (UNK Faculty Piano Trio). Before her appointment at UNK, she was a member of both the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and the violin faculty at the Cincinnati String Academy.