Join us on Saturday, May 20, 2023 at 3:00 pm for a performance by cellist Audrey Chen and pianist Gabrielle Chou.

About the Artists

Audrey Chen

Cellist Audrey Chen is a passionate solo and chamber musician dedicated to sharing the music-making process of discovery and collaboration with the rest of the world. She has appeared on NPR’s From the Top Radio Show, concertized with the Seattle Symphony and the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, and has been featured as a guest artist with the Boston Chamber Music Society, Silk Road Ensemble, Parker Quartet, Borromeo Quartet, and the Boston-based A Far Cry. She was also recently named a 2022 recipient of the prestigious Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship.

A graduate of the Harvard/NEC dual degree program, Audrey received her B.A. from Harvard and her M.M. in cello performance from the New England Conservatory the subsequent year. Her principal teachers include Laurence Lesser, Lluis Claret, and Marcy Rosen. Now, she is based in NYC and pursuing a Doctorate in Musical Arts from the CUNY Graduate Center. As a teacher and mentor, Audrey is passionate about instilling a friendly and motivational space for her students to be creative and become better communicators and storytellers through music. She enjoys working with students of all ages and providing the technical and artistic tools to empower them within their musical journeys.

Audrey is currently on the faculty at CUNY Hunter College.

Gabrielle Chou

New York-based pianist and violinist Gabrielle Chou seeks to defy genres and break barriers in music education and performance tradition. She performs on both instruments, teaches and coaches chamber music, improvises, collaborates with composers, dancers, and actors, premieres new works, and is active in community engagement and activism. She is currently a member of the New York-based Metropolis Ensemble and the Miami-based Nu Deco Ensemble, and performs with activist orchestra Protestra.

Gabrielle was born in South Florida and moved to Los Angeles to attend the Colburn Young Artists Academy. She holds a B.M. and M.M. from The Juilliard School, where she was accepted on both piano and violin, participated in the Juilliard-Barnard-Columbia Exchange Program, and completed the Accelerated Bachelors/Masters Program; she is currently a candidate for the Doctor of Musical Arts degree at the City University of New York’s Graduate Center. During her time in conservatory she studied with Jerome Lowenthal and Richard Goode on piano, and Lewis Kaplan on violin, as well as Emanuel Ax, Timothy Eddy, and Sylvia Rosenberg for chamber music.

Gabrielle is a music professor at the Weissman School of Arts and Sciences at Baruch College.