The Australian Taiwanese-born flutist/ pianist graduated as one of the top 3% and the youngest student at Queensland Conservatorium of Music at the age of 19 with a Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance with First Class Honors. She was then accepted to study for a Master of Music with full scholarship. In addition, she was invited to take part in music festivals and masterclasses with Prof. Michael M. Kofler in Austria for a Meisterklassendiplom für Querflöte. Since then she has completed two master degrees, and is furthering her studies with a doctorate degree.
Her competition success comprises many first prizes and scholarships, including the Basil Jones Sonata Prize, the Margaret Nickson Prize, the Hilda Woolmer Prize, the Merit Scholarship, Outstanding Music Performance award, Australian Postgraduate Awards, Queensland Flute Guild Competitions, Kaoshung Piano Competition, Taiwan Chinese Flute Competition, Yamaha Piano Competition, the International Scholarship for Music, the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence.
Maggie has been invited to perform solo and with orchestra in Australia, Hong Kong, China, Singapore, Japan, Germany and Vienna, As well as adjudicating competitions and audition, Maggie is also an active chamber musician, appearing on newspapers, TV shows and recording for radio stations in Australia and Taiwan.
Biography of Maggie Ya- Chu Chen
Maggie Chen is an outstanding concert musician with creativity and expressiveness. She is the founder and director of Phoniex Music and Joviality Music Education, as well as the co-director of the Australian Piano Duo/ Volteggiando Music Production where they perform regularly around the globe.
Currently an examiner at the Australian Music Examination Board. Maggie has also been appointed as the International Ambassadors for the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, where her piano duo is the Ensemble in Residence at. Maggie has worked as guest artist at the University of Newcastle, University of Queensland and the University of Tasmania.
Maggie has also worked in the Kaohsiung Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane Philharmonic Orchestra, Tainan Symphony Orchestra and the Queensland Orchestra (Internship). The other schools she has participated in include the University of Queensland, Conservatorium of Music, New Castle (guest artist), NSW; Yamaha Music School; DaChen School of Music for Talents (guest professor) and the Tasmania Conservatorium of Music (guest artist).
Maggie is a regular judge for various flute and piano competitions including QLD flute competitions, James Carson Flute Competition and scholarship, Tainan Piano and flute Competitions. She is also a member of the International Golden Key Academic Honors Society and a committee member of the QLD Flute Guild.