Born in 1983 in Redbank, NJ/USA.
Chen completed a B.A. in music with a concentration in Piano Performance and a M.A. in Modern Thought and Literature at the Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA/USA until 2006. She has studied with Erik Ulman, Thomas Schultz, Herbert Myers, Daisy You and Alex Khalil. In 2008 she will study composition with Roger Reynolds at the University of California, San Diego/USA.
Chen has worked with sounds, words and pictures and experiments with sound collages. Selected pieces: »Rendition« for violoncello, contrabass and piano (2007), WP University of California; »Two Tape Pieces« (2005), WP Stanford, further performances Mills College in Oakland, CA/USA, University of California; »Piece for Neepa« for baroque violin (2006), WP Stanford; »Pipe« for flute (2004), WP Stanford.
Chen has been awarded numerous prizes, e. g. the Sudler Prize for Music Composition (2006), Humanities and Sciences Prize in Music for composition (2005), a Major Grant, Undergraduate Research Programs and Summer Reading and Research Grant by Stanford University (both 2004 and 2005).