Mark Chien， Violinist
Violinist Mark Chien made his debut at the age of 13 with theGreenwich Symphony. He is currently the concertmaster of theWashington Heights Chamber Orchestra and a member of the Verbier Festival Orchestra. Mark has also previously served in principal positions with the Aspen, Colorado College and Sarasota Music Festival orchestras, as well as the Juilliard and Shepherd School Symphony orchestras.
As an avid chamber musician, Mark has collaborated in recital alongside Adele Anthony, James Dunham, Gil Shaham, Kathleen Winkler,David Ying and Scott Yoo among others. He has participated in theAspen Music Festival and School, Bowdoin International Music Festival,Colorado College Music Festival, Juilliard’s ChamberFest, Kneisel HallChamber Music Festival, New York String Orchestra Seminar, andSarasota Music Festival. While at the Aspen Festival, Markparticipated in the select Finckel-Wu Han Chamber Music Studio.
Recently on the faculty of the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp as a member of their fellowship string quartet, his chamber music studieshave been with Steven Copes, David Finckel, Desmond Hoebig, Frank Huang, Ani Kavafian, Robert Levin, Stephen Rose, Wu Han, and members of the Cleveland, Concord, Juilliard, Orion and Ying quartets. He has been heard in some of America’s most renowned concert halls including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, David Koch Theatre, The Kennedy Center and Symphony Space.
Mark has a Bachelor of Music degree from Rice University and a Master of Music degree from The Juilliard School. His principal teachers have been Catherine Cho, Lewis Kaplan, Sylvia Rosenberg and Kathleen Winkler.