Conductor Huifang Chen enjoys a dual career as a performer and an educator. In addition to being the Music Director of the Greater Miami Youth Symphony, she is a frequent guest conductor for Alhambra Orchestra and Broward Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Chen was the interim Director of Orchestra at the Florida International University from 2009-2010, and has led orchestras in major venues including Carnegie Hall.
As violinist, she was the winner of the 1999 Young Concert Artist of the Year awarded by the National Concert Hall of Taipei, Taiwan and a Concerto Competition Winner at the University of Miami in 2003. She has been Concertmaster for Boca Raton Philharmonic Symphonia, Orchestra Miami, Miami Bach Society, Ars Flores Symphony and the Florida Grand Opera. She performed with the Florida Philharmonic Orchestra from 1994 until 2003. Her recordings are issued by Sony, EMI, and Warner Brothers.
Ms. Chen is on the faculty at the Lynn University in Boca Raton, and has taught violin and chamber music at the Frost School of Music. She received her Bachelor of Music Degree from the Curtis Institute of Music and her Masters of Music Degree from the University of Miami in violin performance.
In summer, she teaches at the Rocky Mountain Summer Conservatory in Colorado and in winter, she teaches at the Philadelphia International Music Festival Winter Solo Performance Program.