Chen Family Quartet

May 27, 2021, 8:00 pm

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Robert Chen

 This concert was recorded live at Nichols Concert Hall on May 2 in celebration of the Music Institute of Chicago’s 90th anniversary.

CSO Concertmaster Robert Chen and his wife, Laura Park Chen, on violin and their children Beatrice Chen on viola and Noah Chen on cello, have been playing together for six years. Committed to community outreach, they regularly play at Chicago-area retirement homes and hospitals. Robert Chen has been concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1999. Laura Chen is a former member of the first violin section of both Lyric Opera and Grant Park Symphony. Beatrice Chen is a viola student at the Curtis Institute of Music. Noah Chen is a student of Clara Kim at Juilliard Pre-College. 

Biography courtesy of the MIC website.

Playlist

String Quartets, Op. 18, by Beethoven
No. 5 in A Major
Allegro
Menuetto
Andante cantabile
Allegro

No. 6 in B flat Major
Allegro con brio
Adagio ma non troppo
Scherzo: Allegro
La Malinconia: Adagio – Allegretto quasi Allegro

String Quartet No. 15 in A minor, Op. 132, by Beethoven
Molto adagio