This Saturday, we profile Noah Chen of Chicago’s Streeterville neighborhood. Noah currently attends the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School, under the tutelage of Dr Clara Kim. Noah is both an avid soloist and chamber musician. As a member of the Chen String Quartet, he has performed for NPR’s From the Top, Make Music Chicago 2020, and the International Music Foundation’s Rush Hour Concert Series. He is the former Principal Cello of the CYSO Symphony Orchestra.
In a pandemic-inspired first for WFMT, Noah and his sister Beatrice recorded new solo Introductions recitals at their home, with borrowed WFMT gear. The audio was mastered by Mary Mazurek.
Beatrice Chen’s solo recital goes to air next week, Saturday October 10, 2020; and the two of them are due to perform again on Classical WFMT as part of the Chen String Quartet, live from the Music Institute of Chicago’s Nichols Hall, on Sunday October 11, 2020 at 3:00pm.