Biography of Musica Bella Orchestra member Hubert Chen

Hubert Chen, violin, a native New Yorker, began lessons at 4. He was accepted into the Juilliard School pre-college division at the age of 9, studying violin with Margaret Pardee, and chamber music with Mark Steinberg, of the Brentano String Quartet. Hubert earned his B.A. in Music at the State University of New York, College at Geneseo where he studied violin with Laura Balkin and chamber music with Richard Balkin, a former member of the Kronos Quartet. He is currently active as a freelance musician, recently backing up Funk/Motown groups such as the Ebonys, Barbara Mason, and Heatwave. In addition, he is a current member of Anti-Social Music, the New York Repertory Orchestra, and the Spirit Quartet. He was a soloist on Musica Bella’s May 18, 2003 Concerto Concert, playing the virtuoso Sarasate Zigeunerweisen.

Musica Bella concerts: June 2, 2002; October 13, 2002; March 23, 2003; May 18, 2003; October 19, 2003; November 30, 2003; February 29, 2004

This bio last updated May 31, 2003.