School of Music
I-Fei Chen

School of Music
Mason Hall
SUNY Fredonia
Fredonia, NY 14063
Ph: (716) 673-3151
I-Fei Chen

I-Fei Chen
Piano Staff Accompanist,
Clarinet

I-Fei.Chen-Markham@fredonia.edu

Mason Hall 2162
716-673-4872 phone
716-673-3154 fax

Bio:

I-Fei Chen joined the faculty of SUNY Fredonia as departmental accompanist in 2008. A native of Taipei, Taiwan, Ms. Chen has pursued the unusual goal of achieving success on both piano and clarinet, along the way winning numerous awards and giving solo, chamber and orchestral performances throughout the United States and abroad. Her more than 20 years of experience as an accompanist began early in her studies, touring Asia with numerous vocalists and instrumentalists.  Since coming to America she has appeared with the United States Air Force Concert Band and with members of the Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra, Boston Symphony Orchestra and Baltimore Symphony Orchestra.  While living in the San Francisco Bay area she was the staff accompanist for the University of California - Berkeley Chorus and vocal studios, The Alvin Ailey summer dance group, and The Berkeley Opera.  She appeared as a soloist in performances of Stravinsky’s Les Noces at both UC – Berkeley and UC - Davis, and was accompanist in a series of recitals and master classes featuring William Bolcom and Joan Morris. In 2006 she appeared in concert with world-renowned pianist Jeno Jando.

She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in clarinet performance from the Peabody Conservatory of The Johns Hopkins University, where she studied with Steven Barta. In 2000, she completed her Master’s Degree in clarinet performance with John Weigand at West Virginia University. In 2002, she returned to The Peabody Conservatory to complete a Graduate Performance Diploma. She has performed at the Kennedy Center and appeared with the West Virginia University Faculty Chamber Group, The West Virginia Symphony Orchestra, The Washington Opera Orchestra, Westmoreland Symphony Orchestra, and The Taipei National Symphony Orchestra. She took First prize in the Taipei Symphony Young Artist Concerto Competition and the Baltimore Music Club Competition and was a finalist in the Olga Koussevitzky Competition in New York. In 2011, she joined the clarinet faculty at SUNY Fredonia.


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