Noah Chen, 16, cello

October 3, 2020, 11:00 am

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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.

Noah previously appeared on Introductions as a member of CYSO’s New World String Quartet in November 2016, and as a soloist in September 2017.

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.


Cello Suite No. 5 in c minor, BWV 1011, by Johann Sebastian Bach

Sonata for solo cello, by George Crumb

“Eyeglasses” Duo in E-Flat, WoO 32, by Ludwig van Beethoven
1st movement, Allegro
with Beatrice Chen, 17, viola

Caprice in a minor, Op. 25 No. 8, by Alfredo Piatti

Noah Chen, 16, cello