Chinese composer Weijun Chen's (b. 1990) music presents itself with understated, yet deeply-felt, elegance. "Unafraid to linger in intense expression" (CVNC), "highly polished" (MusicalAmerica), and "reflected fine command of orchestration and form" (The Aspen Times), Chen’s music has been played by renowned ensembles such as the Aspen Philharmonic Orchestra, Eastman Wind Ensemble, New York New Music Ensemble, Talea Ensemble, Ensemble Dal Niente, Ensemble Linea, Arditti Quartet, Spektral Quartet, Momenta Quartet, Mivos Quartet, and The Rhythm Method. In addition to the Jacob Druckman Prize from Aspen, Chen has received awards such as the I Creation/Mivos Prize, runner-up in the Red Note Composition Competition, 2nd prize in the Frank Robert Abell Competition, and the American Prize. He has participated in numerous music festivals and programs such as the Aspen Music Festival, MATA, Atlantic Center for the Arts, SCI National Conference, June in Buffalo, mise-en Music Festival, and Red Note New Music Festival.
Chen attended the Eastman School of Music, earning his bachelor's degree (with highest distinction) in composition and theory. He is currently pursuing a doctorate in composition at SUNY Buffalo, where his principal teacher is David Felder.
(Current as of April 2017)