I-Hsiu Chen

I-Hsiu Chen currently serves as the Associate Principal Bassoon of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. She completed her Solistische Ausbildung in Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen in Germany, studying with the renowned bassoonist Akio Koyama. Being bestowed a full scholarship for the Juilliard School’s Master program, she studied under the tutelage of Frank Morelli. In Taiwan, she received her bachelor degree from Taipei National University of the Arts with prof. Tzong-Heng Kuo.

Ms. Chen is the first prizewinner in many competitions, including the Juilliard Mozart Concerto Competition, the National Bassoon Competition in Taiwan, Taipei Symphony Orchestra Young Artist Competition, and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Competition for Woodwind Quintet. Her festival appearances include Jeunesses Musicales World

Orchestra, Pacific Music Festival, Weimarer Meisterkurse, Taiwan Connection, Fagott Fest in Osaka, International Double Reed Society, Musikalische Sommer in Ostfriesland, Asia Double Reed Society, Eurocuivres in Asia. Among her orchestral appearances, she has performed with Jupiter Symphony in New York, Südwestdeutsche Kammerorchester in Germany, Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra.

As an advocate of chamber music, Ms. Chen is a founding member of the ProArt Bassoon Ensemble, Bassoonism bassoon quartet, and Ensemble Opus 5.0. In addition, she has taken her collective experience and has been adjunct faculty at TungHai University, National Kaohsiung Normal University, National Sun Yat-sen University, Fu Jen Catholic University, and Wu-Ling Senior High School.