BM Manhattan School of Music
MM SUNY Purchase
Taiwanese violinist Yenling Chen graduated with performance degrees from the Manhattan School of Music B.M.and SUNY Purchase M.M. She has appeared in master classes with such eminent musicians as Jospeh Gingold, Elmar Oliveira and the Tokyo String Quartet and played in concert at such major concert halls as the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall and NY’s legendary Carnegie Hall.
Yenling is a dedicated teacher and maintains a private studio in Westchester County. In addition to her teaching, she also coach the Chamber orchestra and Festival orchestra sectionals at Hoff Barthelson Music School. She is demand as a performing artist travelling to engagements around the country. In 2005 she was appointed concertmaster of Tulsa Opera and in 2006 subsequently became concertmaster of the Utah Festival Opera. Since 2003 she has been a member of the Sarasota Orchestra, the Sarasota Orchestra and Sarasota Opera. She performs around the New York region with the Bridgeport Symphony, Waterbury Symphony, Ridgefield Symphony, Hudson Valley Philharmonic and Taconic Opera. Yenling has performed with some of the major musical figures: Midori, Ray Chen, Renee Fleming, Gil Shaham, Andrea Boccelli.
Beethoven included a violin solo in the Sanctus movement, intended to portray the Holy Spirit descending to Earth. Concertmaster Yen-Ling Chen played the part with glowing tone and faultless technique. Chen created a transcendent and subliminal feeling, and the combined musical forces made this section the concert's highlight. —By Robert Coleman Special To The Tribune August 8, 2013 12:30 pm