Lorenz Chen, born in 1994 in Freiburg im Breisgau, received his first violin lesson at the age of six and was taught by Prof. Jörg Hofmann from 2003 to 2008. In 2008 he was accepted as a young student in Prof. Julia Fischer’s class and received his Bachelor of Music in 2015 at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Since then he has been studying with Prof. Ana Chumachenco for his master’s degree.
Lorenz Chen won several prizes at the German national competition „Jugend musiziert“, also he was awarded the Jugendförderpreis of the Deutsch-Französische Gesellschaft Freiburg and the Europäischer Hoffnungs-Preis of the Europäische Kulturstiftung Pro Europa. Since 2015, he has been a scholarship holder at „Yehudi Menuhin Live Music Now“. In 2016, he received the second prize at the international violin competition „Rodolfo Lipizer Prize“ in Gorizia/Italy, as well as the special prize for the youngest finalist. In May 2017, Lorenz Chen won the first prize and the audience award at the international violin competition „Henri Marteau“.
He has performed with orchestras in Germany, France and Mexico, and as chamber musician, he appeared in chamber music festivals such as the Kreissparkassen-Festival „Julia Fischer und Freunde“ and gave recitals in the National Theater and Concert Hall Taipei/Taiwan in October 2014 and October 2016.
From 2013 to 2017, Lorenz Chen was a member of the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and played as concertmaster in concert halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie, the Laeiszhalle Hamburg and the Alte Oper Frankfurt. Furthermore, he appeared as concertmaster in the Verbier Festival Orchestra at the Verbier Festival 2016.
Lorenz Chen participated at masterclasses such as the Geigen Meisterkurse Kronberg and the Aspen Music Festival and School/USA and received lessons from Sylvia Rosenberg, Pavel Vernikov and Daniel Hope.