B i o g r a p h y
A native of Taiwan, Dr. Joyce Chen is a recipient of the 2018 Individual Artist Fellowship from the Delaware Division of the Arts. As an active keyboard player, Joyce has a busy performing schedule in the Greater Philadelphia and New York areas. She has performed extensively with Brandywine Baroque at the Flint Collection of Antique Keyboard Instruments, both as a soloist and as a continuo player. In May 2016, Joyce performed in the world premiere of Joseph Vella’s concerto with the University of Delaware Symphony. In addition, her debut as Music Director of the 2017 Spring Opera Workshop at the University of Delaware has received critically acclaimed reviews, as it made the semi-final list of the American Prize of Opera Performance.
As a solo harpsichordist, Joyce has been gaining recognition both nationally and internationally. In 2016, Joyce was one of the six finalists in the Eighth International Jurow Harpsichord Competition in Oberlin. In 2018, Joyce made her international debut at the Musica Antiqua Festival and Harpsichord Competition in Bruges, Belgium as well as the International Normandy Baroque Music Competition in Rouen, France. Joyce’s primary harpsichord teachers include Davitt Moroney, Arthur Haas, and Charlene Brendler.
Joyce holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from UC Berkeley and a Doctor of Musical Arts in Harpsichord Performance from Stony Brook University. Joyce is currently pursuing a PhD in Historical Musicology at Princeton University, where she will work with musicologist Wendy Heller and conduct interdisciplinary research encompassing acoustics, performance practice and opera studies. Outside of her academic and performing career, Joyce is happy to serve as the new Minister of Music at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church at Glenside, PA.