Beatrice Chen, viola
Beatrice was most recently announced as the winner of the 2018 Johansen International Competition’s viola division, earning the First Prize of $10,000.
Beatrice performed on show 347, recorded in October 2017, at age 14.
Show 347 bio:
Beatrice Chen (viola), 14, lives in Chicago, Illinois and is a sophomore at the K12 International Academy. She made her concerto debut at age eleven with the Oistrakh Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the 12th DePaul Concerto Festival. Beatrice also appeared as a soloist with the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestra Concert Orchestra as a result of winning the Chicago Youth Symphony Orchestras 2015 Concerto Competition. Beatrice is a three-time first prize winner of the American Protégé International Concerto Competition, resulting in three performances in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall. In addition, she is a first prize winner of the 2016 Society of American Musicians Competition and the 14th DePaul Concerto Festival. Most recently, she performed the Mozart Sinfonia Concertante with the Vicente Chamber Orchestra in Santa Monica, CA. Beatrice has performed on the Young Steinway Concert Series of Skokie, WFMT’s Introductions, and Show 347 of NPR’s From the Top.