Pianist I-An Chen has won numerous awards including the First Prize of National Music
Competition in her native country Taiwan and the Ann arbor Young Artist Competition.
She has given diverse performances as a soloist and chamber musician, and has been seen
on stage at various venues in Taiwan, China, Southeastern Asia and the United States.
Miss Chen has appeared in concerts with distinguished artists including Saxophonist
Marco Albonitti, Jean-Pierre Baraglioli, Jean-Yves Chevalier, Jean-Yves Fourmeau, Keiji Munesada, Otis Murphy, Philippe Portejoie, John Sampen, William Street, Le Quatour International de Saxophones; Clarinetist Ronald van Spaendonck; and Oboist Albrecht Mayer.
Miss Chen holds a Master of Piano Performance degree from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, under the instruction of Dr. Logan Skelton; and another Master degree of Piano Accompanying and Chamber Music in UM, where she studied with world renowned collaborative pianist Martin Katz. During her residency in Ann Arbor, she was
appointed staff pianist for studios and master classes, including Soprano Shirley Verret;
Violinist Paul Kantor; Violist Yizhak Schotten; Cellist Erling B. Bengtsson and Clarinetist Fred Ormand. The auspicious experiences led to a successful career as a collaborative artist.
She has received critical acclaim for her expertise in the performance of String, Woodwind and Voice Literature. Miss Chen represented Taiwan to perform in Thailand International Saxophone Conference in Bangkok, 2004. She has been in invited as concert pianist and instructor of Taiwan Saxophone Summer Festival since 2002. She has
served as a faculty member of in the international saxophone summer festival in Beijing, China, Thailand International Soloist Saxophone Summer Camp and Elite Project, from 2006 until now. In 2008, she was invited to be the appointed collaborative pianist for The 2nd International Jean-Marie Londeix Saxophone Competition. In July, 2009, she worked as the official pianist in resident that collaborated with many prestige saxophonists in the XV World Saxophone Congress. At the same year, as a cofounder of Ensemble Unity, she and the ensemble members made a concert tour in the United States, giving numbers of performances in Los Angeles, Chicago and New Jersey. In 2011 and 2014, she is again invited to collaborate in The 3rd & 4th International Jean-Marie Londeix Saxophone Competition. Since the year of 2011, she has been the official pianist in Singapore
Saxophone Symposium until now.
Miss Chen enjoys a distinguished career as a performer and educator. She is currently on the artist faculty of the Music Department of Fu-Jen Catholic University, Taipei, Taiwan.