Qing Yu Chen United States, 18, Senior

Awarded the 2nd Prize at the 2017 Cooper International Violin Competition and Silver Medal at the 2017 Stulberg International String Competition, Qing Yu Chen is a rising young violinist of extraordinary potential. A National YoungArts Foundation Finalist, she has made appearances with the Brooklyn Symphony Orchestra, Shattered Glass Ensemble, and Cleveland Orchestra in venues such as Carnegie Hall and Severance Hall. Qing Yu is a senior at The Juilliard School Pre-College Division and studies with Masao Kawasaki and Cho-Liang Lin. She performs on an 1854 Raffaele Gagliano on generous loan from the Doublestop Foundation. 

“This competition will be a wonderful chance for me to share my ardent passion for music. I play violin because I frankly cannot envision life without sound and I make music with hopes of sharing joy and happiness with audiences. I hope this Competition will be a great journey of inspiration and appreciation for music as talented violinists from all over the world gather together in Geneva. I look forward to meeting everyone there. ”


16 April
12.20pm - 12.50pm
Senior First Rounds


Senior First Rounds
  • J.S. Bach Solo Sonata in A minor BWV 1003, Andante and Allegro
  • Mozart First movement of Violin Concerto No. 4 in D major, K.218
  • Paganini Caprice No. 24 for Solo Violin, Op.1
  • Kreisler Caprice Viennois