I-Hsiu Chen is the Associate Principal Bassoon of the National Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. Under a full scholarship with the Juilliard School's Master program, she studied under the tutelage of Frank Morelli. She received her bachelor’s degree from Taipei National University of the Arts with professor Tzong-Heng Kuo. Currently she is in the program of Solistische Ausbidung in Staatliche Hochschule für Musik Trossingen in Germany, where she studies with the renowned bassoonist Akio Koyama.
Ms. Chen is the first prize winner of a number of competitions, including the Juilliard Mozart Concerto Competition, the National Bassoon Competition in Taiwan, Taipei Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition, and the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra Chamber Music Competition for Woodwind Quintet. Her solo, chamber music and orchestra appearances include Fagott Festival in Osaka, Japan; Weimarer Meisterkurse in Germany, International Double Reed Society in USA, Taiwan Connection, Pacific Music Festival, and Jeunesses Musicales World Orchestra.
As an advocate of chamber music, Ms. Chen is a founding member of the ProArt Bassoon Ensemble, Bassoonism bassoon quartet, and the Ars Nova Woodwind Quintet. In addition, she has taken her collective experience and currently serves a faculty member of TungHai University.