su yin chan, violin
Su Yin Chan started piano at the age of five and violin at seven, following in the footsteps of her cousins under the instruction of her (tyrant) aunt. After her first youth orchestra experience at 14, she realized her passion for sharing music and the rest is history. A graduate of DePaul and Boston Universities, she has had the honor of working with musical luminaries such as Yo-Yo Ma, Riccardo Muti, Jaap van Zweden, Emanuel Ax and the Silk Road Ensemble during her residency with the Civic Orchestra of Chicago. She has performed regionally and internationally at the Kennedy Center, Boston Symphony Hall, Chicago Symphony Center, Beijing National Center for Performing Arts, Tokyo Opera City, and Seoul Arts Center.
Beyond performing and teaching, she is passionate about exploring how music can enrich, empower and strengthen communities. As violinist and Co-Artistic Director of Boston-based String Orchestra “Palaver Strings”, she has been involved in various community projects such as the Carnegie Hall Lullaby Project(A song-writing project that pairs pregnant women with musicians to write and sing lullabies for their babies), Bridge Boston Chamber Music Institute and Boston Medical Center’s Arts Lab. She is currently pursuing a Doctoral degree in Musical Arts at Boston University under the instruction of Bayla Keyes.