Yen-Chen Wu

Yen-Chen Wu, bassoon (Tainan, Taiwan), has performed as a concerto soloist with the University of Taipei and Taipei Wind Orchestra. She received second prize in the Asian Double Reed Association International Solo Competition, and in 2015, Yen-Chen became the first bassoonist since 1983 to win the Serge and Olga Koussevitzky Young Artist Award for woodwinds and brass instruments. She has participated in master classes and music festivals with Akio Koyama, Kim Walker, Daniel Matsukawa, Yoshi Ishikawa, Heloman Jung, Patricia Rogers, Billy Short, and Hanno Dönneweg. Yen-Chen earned her B.M at the University of Taipei, where she studied with Chia-Chu Hsu, and her M.M at the Yale School of Music, where she studied with Frank Morelli. She is now pursuing a doctorate at Stony Brook University. Yen-Chen was a member of Carnegie Hall’s Ensemble Connect from 2018-2020, and is now a member of NYC based Woodwind Quintet-ConnectFive. Previous Yellow Barn musician (2019, 2021)