Rose Chen
陳慧如
About

Rose’s music journey began at the age of 6 when she started playing the piano and picked up the oboe as her secondary instrument 3 years later. After winning numerous solo piano awards as a teenager and making her solo debut at the National Concert Hall in her native Taiwan, Rose came to the United States in 1997. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree at New England Conservatory of Music in Boston and Masters Degree at San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In 2010 she completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts with full-scholarship at the prestigious USC Thornton School of Music. She was awarded the Outstanding Graduate in the USC doctoral program.

 

Rose has performed as a soloist and chamber player in Canada, Austria, Brazil, France, Israel, Hong Kong, and China. Within the United States Rose was an artist-faculty at several music festivals held in Alaska, Texas, and California. Her highly accomplished piano trio, the Blue Rose Trio has captured top prizes in the Coleman, MTNA, and Peninsula chamber music competitions.

 

In addition to her lifelong interest in western classical music, Rose’s eclectic taste in music encompasses a variety of styles and genres. Her recent projects include composing and recording music for a short film called Tasting Wednesdaythe world premier of Suite Adeline for solo pianoby techno pioneer Bruce Haack (1931-1988), an album dedicated entirely to the piano-cello works by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa-Lobos, producing concerts honoring Black History Month, and the premiere of her new choral arrangements of several Taiwanese folk/popular songs.

 

          Rose is currently a music faculty at Cypress College. She is also the pianist/music director at the Holy Nativity Episcopal Church in Los Angels. An advocate for Taiwanese contemporary music, Rose has served as the director of the Los Angeles Taiwan Center Chorus since 2010.   


 

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