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Yi-Hsuan Chen | Artist
Taiwanese flautist Yi-Hsuan Chen graduated from the Royal Academy of Music with First Class Honours. She received scholarship from the RAM and studied the flute with William Bennett, Samuel Coles and the piccolo with Helen Keen. In 2019, she was invited to be a teaching assistant at William Bennett’s Summer School and a guest artist in 10th Singapore Flute Festival.
Yi-Hsuan has premiered several pieces, including works in celebration of Royal Academy of Music’s Bicentenary and commissions for the project, “Marés”, curated by Fabricio Mattos and the Brazilian Embassy in London. She is also working with Timothy Bower to premiere his flute sonata. Beyond solo performance, Yi-Hsuan enjoys performing chamber and orchestral music. She has had opportunities to work with well-known conductors including Semyon Bychkov, Oliver Knussen, Edward Gardner, and John Wilson, and she performed with Czech Philharmonic for celebrating the 100th anniversary of the founding of Czechoslovakia and was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. She performs regularly with her woodwind quintet, Sylva Winds, who won Nicholas Blake Prize and her flute trio, IMAGE, was the semi-finalist in the 18th International Friedrich Kuhlau Flute Competition. She has previously played with Golden Flute Choir in the 43rd Annual National Flute Association Convention in Washington, D.C., and Singapore Flute Festival.