As a dynamic, diverse musician, Ms. Chen enjoys a dual career as a performer and an educator.
Ms. Chen received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and her Master of Music Degree from the University of Miami in violin performance. She was a member of the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra from 1994 until its demise in 2003.
As an educator, Ms. Chen is currently a violin instructor at New World School of the Arts and was Interim Director of Orchestra at Florida International University. Ms. Chen has also taught violin and chamber music at the University of Miami Frost School of Music and at Lynn University. She has led youth orchestras in concert halls such as Arsht Center in Miami and Carnegie Hall in New York City.
As an international violin soloist, Ms. Chen has appeared with many orchestras around the globe. She was the recipient of the 1999 Young Concert Artist of the Year awarded by the National Concert Hall of Taipei, Taiwan and a Concerto Competition Winner at the University of Miami in 2003. She is currently the Concertmaster of the Ars Flores Symphony, a member of the Florida Grand Opera Orchestra, and the founder and the principal violinist of the chamber ensemble Dynamic Strings.
As a recording artist, Maestra Chen appears on dozens of award winning recordings for Sony, EMI, and Warner Brothers.
Daniela Santana, Director of Operations
Pearl Fuentes, Symphony Orchestra Manager
Laura Diaz, College Assistant
Jarelys Zamora, College Assistant
Mario Portela, College Assistant
Jorge Muniz, College Assistant
Alain Orbiz, Beach Mozart Conductor
Jacolyn Alvarez, Preparatory Strings
Sarah Wallace, Preparatory Strings
Jorge Muniz, Preparatory Strings
Marcus Grant , Jazz Percussion
Stephanie Jaimes, Preparatory Strings
Carol Naveira-Nicholson, Symphony Woodwinds
Alain Orbiz, Preparatory Strings
Erich Rivero, Preparatory Band
Anthony Seepersad, Preparatory Strings
Xiomara Sepulveda, Preparatory Strings
Lucas Sanchez, Symphony Percussion Coach
Antonio Urrutia, Symphony Assistant
Huifang Chen , Music Director, Symphony Orchestra
Alexander Magalong, Concert Orchestra Conductor
David Cruz, Interim String Orchestra Conductor
Mirlynez Iglesias, String Orchestra Conductor (Sabbatical Leave for 17-18 Season)
Brent Mounger, Concert Band Director
Erich Rivero, Jazz Band/Combo Director
Robyn Savitzky, Young Mozarts Conductor
Olivier Diez, Young Sousas Conductor