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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, Sumitomolife Izumi Hall, Melbourne Recital Center, Royal Albert Hall, and the Kennedy Center. She has concertized with the Seattle Symphony and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, and has been featured as a guest artist with the Jupiter Chamber Players, Argus Quartet, Parker Quartet, and Borromeo Quartet. Audrey performs actively as the cellist of the prize-winning Terra String Quartet.

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 chamber music at CUNY Hunter College. On account of her graduate studies, she was named a 2022 recipient of the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans. Outside of music, Audrey enjoys watching films, cooking/baking, and making greeting cards.

Updated Feb 2024

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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