Chen-Hui Jen is a composer, poet, and pianist, whose music presents an imaginative, spiritual, and poetic space with subtlety and sophistication. She earned her Ph.D. in Music (Composition) from the University of California, San Diego. During recent years she has dedicated her work to integrating time, sound, language, and poetic meaning.
Chen-Hui Jen’s music works have been performed at multiple prestigious new music festivals and concerts, including the ISCM World Music Days, SEAMUS, Acanthes Music Festival, ACL Music Festival, EarShot San Diego, ISCM New Music Miami Season, People Inside Electronics series, Taipei International New Music Festival, WOCMAT, and Taiwan Contemporary Sizhu Music Festival. She has also received commissions by multiple ensembles including the League of American Orchestras Women Composers’ Reading and Commission Project, Ensemble 20° dans le Noir, Aurora Borealis Duo, Accordant Commons, Astralis Duo, The Living Earth Show, Palimpsest Ensemble, Ensemble ISCM-Taiwan, Little Giant Chinese Chamber Orchestra, Taipei Chamber Singers, Müller Chamber Choir, Ching-Yun Chorus, and Kaohsiung Chamber Choir, as well as multiple grants from the Taipei Department of Cultural Affairs, and the Taiwan National and Arts Foundation.
Chen-Hui Jen’s piano performances primarily focus on experimental new music and electroacoustic music. She has been performed at many distinguished venues, conferences, and festivals including the Spectrum in New York City, Center for New Music in San Francisco, Taipei National Recital Hall, Taiwan Chai Found 101 Auditorium, Miami Bakehouse Art Complex, ISCM New Music Miami Season, Root Signal Festival, and FETA Festival. She currently serves as a pianist in the NODUS New Music Ensemble at Florida International University and the Ensemble Ibis at the University of Miami.