Jiafeng Chen

Violinist Jiafeng Chen was hailed in the English press who is "not only technically brilliant but also subtle, deeply felt and astonishingly mature" (Nottingham Evening Post).

He has been heard as a soloist with the Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hallé Orchestra, Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera National de Nancy, Orchestre Royal de Chambre de Wallonie, Philharmonia Orchestra (UK) amongst others.

He has collaborated with violinists David Chan and Cho-Liang Lin; cellist Gary Hoffman; and conductors Paavo Berglund, Paul Goodwin, Lorin Maazel, Paolo Olmi, Petri Sakari, John Storgårds and Gilbert Varga.

Jiafeng's artistry has also supported humanitarian causes, including the 'East meets West' event organised by the British Red Cross. In 2008, he organised seven recitals in the UK and Italy where raised over £4,800 to give scholarships to students from Sichuan studying in Shanghai after the 2008 earthquake in Sichuan, China.

Jiafeng has also donated his services for fundraisers on behalf of English National Opera, Dance Umbrella International Festival and Royal College of Music Annual Fundraising events. He plays a Nicolo Gagliano violin (Naples, 1751) kindly on loan from a generous group of owners.