Born in 1995 in Taipei (Taiwan), Yi-Ju Chen began studying the piano at the age of three and the violin at the five. She was entered the Ecole Normale de Musique de Paris to the class of Devy Erlih and Isabelle Flory. In 2015 she graduated at the age of nineteen, the violin concert master’s degree with high honors (the younger prize winner of history) and the chamber music concert master’s degree in 2018.
At the age of seventeen, she was admitted unanimously to the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris (CNSMDP) to the class of Olivier Charlier and Joanna Matkowska in violin and to the class of Maria Belooussova, Itamar Golan and Michael Hentz in chamber music. She was unanimously awarded the Bachelor’s degree in 2015 and the Master’s degree first prize with high honors in 2017.
Yi-Ju is Prize winner at the Flame International Competition, the Les Cles d’Or Competition, the Vatelot Rampal Competition, the Léopold Bellan International Competition in France, the Arthur Grumiaux International Violin Competition in Belgium, the Osaka International Competition, the Yokohama International Competition in Japan, the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Competition in Austria, the Imka International Competition in Bosnia, and the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition in USA.
She has performed in the most prestigious concert hall in France as the Salle Cortot, the Salle Pleyel, the Cité de la Musique, the Théâtre du Châtelet, the Centre Tchèque de Paris, the Philharmonie de Paris, the Taipei National Recital Hall in Taiwan, the Takatsuki Gendai Gekijo Hall, the Kamakura Performing Arts Center in Japan, the Musikverein Wien in Austria and the Carnegie Hall in USA.
Yi-Ju plays on a italian violin 1732 by Carlo Ferdinando Landolfus.