Celine Chen, 17, has been playing piano since the age of 4. Since then, Celine has won countless accolades in numerous piano competitions, including the International Grande Music Competition, the LANSUM International Music Competition, the Seattle International Piano Competition, the Glory International Music Competition, the International Enkor Piano Competition, the James Ramos International Piano Competition, the Los Angeles International Liszt Competition, and the Grand Virtuoso International Competition. She was also invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in the winter of 2017 after receiving the top prize in the International Music Talent American Protege Competition. As a flautist, Celine studies under Karen Lundgren at the Colburn School of Music. She was the Principal Flute in the Hart District Honor Band and participated in the All Southern California School Band and the California All-State Band. An avid chamber musician, Celine was chosen to tour various cities in Europe as a JCM debut artist, participating in masterclasses with Petr Jiříkovský and Avedis Kouyoumdjian. Recently, she was part of MTAC Friends of Today’s Music, making the world premiere recording of Beads of Sunlight, a commission from Augusta Read Thomas.