ISB 2019 Convention Presenter — Han-Jui Chen

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Name: Han-Jui Chen
Presentation Date: Wednesday, June 5, 2019 4:00 PM
Presentation Venue: Ford Hall
Presentation Title: Franck,Debussy, and Fauré
Type of Presentation: Recital
Musical Style: Classical

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 ofIllinois 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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