Yuanlin Chen


Yuanlin Chen


The recipient of a Ph.D. in music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master and Bachelor degree from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China, Dr. Yuanlin Chen has established an impressive career in the musical field. His compositions in a variety of genres and forms include orchestral, choral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works, as well as music written for television, movies, and dance. His music has been performed worldwide at major concerts and venues in Australia, England, Romania, Japan, China and the U.S.A. Commissions and funding for Dr. Chen’s compositions have come from sources including the American Composers Forum’s Jerome Composer Commissioning Program, The American Music Center, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, MGQ/Jerome Foundation Commissioning Project, Kronos Quartet, Silk Road Foundation, NFAA, Tokyo Concerts, Inc. and movie studios, television stations, ensembles and orchestras worldwide.

Dr. Chen was the founder of the Computer and Electronic Music Studio at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music - the first of its kind in China - and was invited to Australia, where he participated in The Culture Exchange Program in Electronic and Computer Music. He has programmed and performed electronic music for Water Passion After St. Matthew,  the opera Peony Pavilion,  the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, and The Banquet and for the CDs 2000 Today and Bitter Love. He was the music editor for the films Hero and The Banquet. Dr. Chen was a guest professor of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. As a visiting composer, he also gave lectures at institutions in the States,  such as Peabody Conservatory of Music and Oregon University, School of Music.


Away from Xuan
Innova CD 721
Primary Voice
Sunbow CD 0001
Seeking Home
Sunbow CD 0002
Flying Swan
CRI CD 805
Primary Voice:
Rite Innova
CD 118
Festa Innova CD 118