Ola Gjeilo, Sinfonietta –
Grieg, First Peer Gynt Suite, Op. 46 –
Chen, Taiwanese Suite –
Saint-Saëns, Finale from “Organ” Symphony No. 3 –
Ad Wammes, Miroir –
Holst, Selections from The Planets –
Organist and composer Chelsea Chen has electrified audiences throughout the United States, Europe, Australia, and Asia soloing with orchestras throughout the world including the Wuhan Philharmonic in China, the Jakarta Simfonia in Indonesia, and the Juilliard Percussion Orchestra in Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall.
As a composer she is broadening the classical organ repertoire with her own works based on Asian folksongs. Her oeuvre of solo and chamber music pieces have been performed throughout the world.
The recipient of the 2009 Lili Boulanger Memorial Award and winner of the 2005 Augustana/Reuter National Organ Competition, Ms. Chen is a graduate of the Juilliard School, where she received both her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees. She was also a full scholarship recipient at Yale University, where she earned an Artist Diploma. In 2014 she became Organist and Artist-in-Residence at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Ms. Chen splits her time between Florida and New York, where she is also Artist-in-Residence at Emmanuel Presbyterian Church in Manhattan.