Jiafeng Chen has been heard as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera National de Nancy, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Philharmonia Orchestra and many others. He has collaborated with violinists David Chan and Cho-Liang Lin; cellist Gary Hoffman; and conductors Paavo Berglund, Paul Goodwin, Lorin Maazel, Paolo Olmi, Petri Sakari, John Storgårds and Gilbert Varga. He has performed at BBC Proms, Verbier Festival in Switzerland, Valdres Sommersymfoni in Norway and La Jolla Music Society SummerFest in the USA.
Jiafeng Chen is a top prize winner of several major violin competitions, including the International Competition for Young Violinists K. Lipinski and H. Wieniawski in Lublin, The Sibelius International Violin Competition in Helsinki, the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition in Cardiff and the Windsor International String Competition. Chen is also a Laureate of the Queen Elisabeth International Violin Competition. He was awarded the Paganini Prize at the Indianapolis International Violin Competition and the Silver Medal from the centuries-old Worshipful Company of Musicians in UK for his contribution in artistry to the Royal College of Music when he was a student there.
He plays a Nicolo Gagliano violin (Naples, 1751) kindly on loan from a generous group of owners.
Faculties / departments: Strings
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