Junheng Chen

Winner of South Florida Young Artist Competition (U.S.A., 2016), Zodiac Chamber Music Competition (France, 2016), Golden Classical Music Award (U.S.A., 2020), and Medici International Music Competition (2021), violinist Junheng Chen is an active performer and enthusiastic educator.

Junheng found herself very passionate about string pedagogy, she has been holding the teaching position as the Graduate Teaching Assistant at University of Rochester since 2019, where she runs her own studio and provides a 4-credit course for collegiate-level violin performance lessons. She is also the teaching assistant of world-renowned violinist Mikhail Kopelman at Eastman School of Music from the year 2018. Because of her creative and comprehensive teaching style, she was nominated for the 2020-21 Teaching Assistant Prize by the Eastman String Department.

As an active concert violinist, Junheng has been performed in a lot of world-renowned musical venues such as the Great Wall Academy (2010, 2011), Shanghai Baroque Music Festival (2011, 2012), Bowdoin International Music Festival (2015), Zodiac Music Festival and Academy (2016), Mozarteum International Summer Academy (2016), Chautauqua Institution (2018), and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Halls (2022). She also served as concertmaster of both the Youth Orchestra of Wuhan Conservatory of Music (2009-2013) and the MFSO at the Chautauqua Institution (2018).

Junheng had won prizes in numerous competitions around the world, including the second place in Florida State MTNA Young Artist Competition, the third place in the Big Arts Classical Music Scholarship Competition, the honorable mention in the Rising Star International Music Competition, and second place in 1st International Viennese Spring Music Competition.

Dr. Chen received her doctoral degree under Professor Mikhail Kopelman from Eastman School of Music in 2023. She received her Bachelor’s degree in violin performance from Lynn University Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Guillermo Figueroa in 2017, and her Master’s degree in violin performance and literature from Eastman School of music with Professor Mikhail Kopelman in 2019.