Sijie (Susie) Chen
Chinese-born violinist Sijie (Susie) Chen moved to the UK when she was five years old. During her studies in the UK, USA and Germany she became a string finalist in the BBC Young Musician of the Year Competition, and also discovered a love for historical performance. She now enjoys a varied career performing on modern and period violins.
Her chamber collaborations have included performances with Nicola Benedetti, Roderick Williams, Elizabeth Watts, Iestyn Davies, Alasdair Beatson and Huw Watkins; at the Edinburgh International Festival, Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music, and other festivals worldwide.
She is the co-leader of the London Mozart Players, tours with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields, and has appeared as leader and co-leader with the Academy of Ancient Music, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Dunedin Consort, Welsh National Opera and BBC National Orchestra of Wales.