Chao Chen

International Clarinetist Chao Chen got his degree of Master of performance from the Royal Northern College of Music ( UK ) as the first solo bass clarinet student in the UK’s history and his studies at the RNCM have been most generously supported by a Thomas W Swift Award. One year later, Chao won the first Monterrey International Bass clarinet Competition and first Asian Bass clarinet Competition.
Chao graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music ( China ) and gained an Artist Diploma.He was also awarded a Bachelor degree in International finance from Nanjing University of Aeromautics and Astronautics. Chao’s main clarinet teachers are Sarah Watts , Nicholas Cox , Matthew Hunt , Chris Swann , Rupert Wachter , Keith Lipson and Lei Fan.
Chao has held the position of Principal Clarinet with the Jiangsu Symphony Orchestra and was Third Principal Clarinet with the Dunshan Wind Orchestra. He also worked with many professional orchestra in the world as a gust clarinetist, including the Matha Graham Ballet Orchestra, the EOS Orchestra, Suzhou Symphony Orchestra, Guiyang symphony Orchestra, Qingdao Symphony Orchestra, Huanghe Symphony Orchestra ,China National Opera and the Dance Drama Theater Orchestra.As a successful chamber musician ,Chao Chen and his some good friends formed China’s first professional clarinet quartet “Fantasy” in 2016 and gave a concert tour in 2017, invited ny China Central Televison,he and his close friend Professor Tao Wang performed a clarinet duo live on national TV.
In addition,Chao Chen is often invited to hold master classes, recitals and Jury by many Conservatorys, Music Festival or International Competition, including the Cuneo conservatory Italy, Alessandra Conservatory Italy, the Qingdao University, the Central Conservatory of Music, the Zhejiang Conservatory of Music, Qingdao International Clarinet Festival ,Shijiazhang International Music Summer Camp, Lanzhou International Clarinet and Saxophone Festival,Qingdao International Clarinet Festival, Lviv International Competition, etc
Chao Chen is a Danzi Reed Artist