ISB 2023 Convention Presenter — Han-Jui Chen

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Name: Han-Jui Chen
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 7, 2023 11:00 AM
Presentation Venue: Watkins Lecture Hall
Presentation Title: Compositional innovations and Performing strategies of composers of Chinese heritage
Presented / Performed Previous ISB Convention? Yes
Type of Presentation: Lecture
Genre: Adult Learners, Professional-in-Training, Young Learners, New Music

A versatile
bassist, Henry Chen has performed in North America, Europe, South Africa, Asia,
and his native Taiwan. He enjoys performing as a soloist, chamber musician, and
orchestral bassist. Henry was appointed to the faculty at Central Conservatory
of Music in Fall of 2018. He previously taught double bass at Soochow
University in Suzhou, China during 2014-2018, Ball State University during
2011-2012, and University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 2013. Henry also
taught regularly in many international festivals such as Lan-Yang International
Double Bass Summer Camp, Biarritz International Bass Academy, Chicago Bass
Festival at Ravinia, and Illinois Summer Youth Music.

In addition to
his rich teaching experiences, Henry has also established a successful
orchestral career. He was appointed principal bass of the Civic Orchestra of
Chicago in 2008. He served as principal of the Champaign-Urbana Symphony
Orchestra, Muncie Symphony Orchestra, and Advent Chamber Orchestra in Chicago,
associated principal bass of the Illinois Symphony Orchestra, and assistant
principal bass of the Sinfonia da Camera in Champaign-Urbana.

Henry earned a
Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
and a Master’s degree from DePaul University. 

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