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SZU HUA (MIA) CHEN | viola
Taiwanese violist Chen, Szu Hua (Mia) has performed solo, chamber, and orchestra
concerts in many cities across Asia, including Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, and China, and the
United States. Ms. Chen was under the guidance of Prof. Ho Chen-Hung, Prof. Grace Huang,
and Prof. Yi Wen Chao when she studied in Taiwan. She won the Taipei Student Music
Competition and Taiwan National Student Music Competition for both chamber and solo music
between 2009 and 2014. She was under full scholarship and studied with Prof. Zhang Manchin
at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (National University of Singapore) and received her
Bachelor’s Degree in 2019. During her time in Singapore, she performed many chamber music
concerts at National Gallery and Asian Culture Museum. Ms. Chen also attended several music
festivals and perform in Asia including the Pyeong Chang Music Festival & School music camp
with scholarship in 2016 and 2018, NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester at Shanghai Orchestra
Academy in 2017 as the school representative and freelance for the National Symphony
Orchestra in Taiwan. In 2021, she received her Master’s Degree from Eastman School of Music
under the tutelage of prof. Masumi Per Rostad with the Frank S. Cunkle Scholarship and John
and Doris Barg Endowed Scholarship.
Through these performances, she has met and worked with a large number of regional
and international artists. Over the years, Ms. Chen has worked and had lessons from the world’s
most notable artists, including Shao-Wu Wang, Prof. Silverthorne, Jensen Lam, Chen Che-Yen,
Shen Xi-di, Matthew Daline, Huang Hung-Wei, Nobuko Imai, Kazuhide Isomura, Maxim
Rysanov, Su-Zhen, Huang Hsin-Yun, Takacs Quartet, London Haydn Quartet, and the Juilliard Quartet.
Ms. Chen is currently a member of Symphoria and studying at the Manhattan School of
Music Orchestra Program and under the tutelage of prof. Karen Dreyfus and Prof. Shmuel Katz.
Ms. Chen plays the viola made by Carl Becker in 1953 from Chimei Museum.