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Upcoming Concert

SO Season Finale Concert

Jun. 2, 2024 @ 2:30 PM
San Mateo Performing Arts Center

Melody Chen

Graduating Senior Soloist Competition Winner

Melody Chen, 17, began studying the violin at the age of 6. For the past 6 years, she has been performing with the California Youth Symphony and has been studying with Motoko Toba from Santa Clara University. She has won numerous awards, including Grand Place at the Silicon Valley Youth Music Competition, 1st Place at the DVC/HNU Young Artist String Competition, 1st Place at the KAMSA Competition, 1st Place at the Fremont Unified School District Talent Show, and more. She is thankful for her parents’ support of her musical endeavors.

Melody is finishing her senior year at American High School, where she serves as president of Art Club and has performed electric violin at school rallies. In her free time, she freelances as a graphic designer and sells buttons. She invites you to check out her art and design work at her instagram @welodyfchen. She will be attending UC Berkeley as a Regents' and Chancellor's Scholar in the fall of 2019.

Updated: April 2019

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