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Praised for her “lyricism of dramatic intensity” (San Francisco Classical Voice) and “longevity of phrasing” (Boston Musical Intelligencer), Washington state native and cellist Audrey Chen has performed around the world in venues including Carnegie Hall, the Mariinsky Theatre, Royal Albert Hall, Disney Hall, and the Kennedy Center. She has appeared on NPR’s From the Top Radio Show, concertized with the Seattle Symphony and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, and has been featured as a guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Silk Road Ensemble, Argus Quartet, Parker Quartet, and Borromeo Quartet.

An avid chamber musician, Audrey’s festival appearances include performing at Yellowbarn, Olympic Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Ravinia Steans Music Institute, Four Seasons Chamber Music, Perlman Music Program, Tanglewood Music Center, Taos Music School, and Sarasota Music Festival. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and an M.M. from the New England Conservatory, where her teachers included Laurence Lesser and Lluis Claret. Currently, she is pursuing a D.M.A. at the CUNY Graduate Center under Marcy Rosen while teaching at CUNY Hunter College. She is also the cellist of the Terra String Quartet. Outside of music, Audrey enjoys watching films, cooking/baking, and making greeting cards. She was also recently named a 2022 recipient of the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans.

Updated Oct 2022

Argus Quartet: noise/SILENCE
Five Boroughs Music Festival

Argus Quartet: noise/SILENCE

5BMF, The Noguchi Museum, and Argus Quartet present noise/SILENCE Digital World Premiere April 25, 2021 Program info and downloadable PDF program available at CLARA KIM › violin GIANCARLO LATTA › violin MAREN ROTHFRITZ › viola AUDREY CHEN › cello With special guest, PAUL WIANCKO › composer and cello ROLF WALLIN | Selections from Curiosity Cabinet (2009) 04:15 Momentum 05:39 Á Propos JOHN CAGE | String Quartet in Four Parts (1950) 06:37 Quietly Flowing Along 10:26 Slowly Rocking 14:40 Nearly Stationary 25:51 Quodlibet DOROTHY RUDD MOORE | Modes for String Quartet (1968) *YouTube Premiere 28:36 I. Moderato 31:33 II. Adagio 34:06 III. Allegro 36:52 PAUL WIANCKO | Vox Petra (2018) *YouTube Premiere ROLF WALLIN | Selections from Curiosity Cabinet 49:06 Barcarole 2 51:30 ¡Arriba! For more about Isamu Noguchi's self-internment at Poston and the full text of “I Become a Nisei,” see The Noguchi Museum's guide to the 2017–18 exhibition "Self-Interned, 1942: Noguchi in Poston War Relocation Center": *** Recorded April 5 & 6, 2021 at The Noguchi Museum, Queens, NY | Filming and editing by XUAN FILMS | Audio engineering and editing by PETER KARL | Audio production by MAREN ROTHFRITZ and MICHAEL UNTERMAN All artwork © The Noguchi Museum / Artists Rights Society


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