- M.M., Master of Music, Indiana University, 1999
- B.M., Bachelor of Music, Indiana University, 1997
Taiwanese pianist Chih-Yi Chen's versatile qualities as a collaborative pianist, chamber musician, and soloist have distinguished her as a rarity amongst pianists.
Her work with the talented young violinists of the Indiana University Violin Virtuosi, directed by Mimi Zweig, garnered her recognition as a specialist in violin repertoire, and she has since become a sought-after collaborative pianist.
Among the numerous musicians with whom she has collaborated are Jaime Laredo, Liviu Prunaru, Barnabás Kelemen, Augustin Hadelich, Atar Arad, Sharon Robinson, Peter Stumpf, Howard Klug, William Ludwig, and the Rubens Quartet.
Recent solo appearances include Gershwin's "Rhapsody in Blue" and Stephen Paulus's piano concerto with the IU Wind Ensemble.
Chen received her Bachelor of Music, Master of Music, and Doctor of Music degrees at Indiana University, where her teachers were Lev Vlasenko and Luba Edlina-Dubinsky.
She is on the faculty of the IU Jacobs School of Music, where she teaches piano accompanying. She is also a faculty member of the IU Summer String Academy.