Yu-Chun Chien was born in Taiwan in 1987. She holds degrees from Manhattan School of Music and Taipei National University of the Arts, and will graduate in 2018 with her DMA in composition from Manhattan School of Music. Some of her most influential teachers include Reiko Fueting, Susan Botti, Chung-Kun Hung, Tsung-Hsien Yang, and Wan-Jen Huang. Ms. Chien is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor at West Virgina University in Morgantown, WV.
Ms. Chien is active in attending various competitions, concerts and festivals. Her compositions have been performed in Taiwan, the United States, Germany, France and the Netherlands. She has received several awards and worked with many renowned artists, including the Radio-Sinfonieorchester Stuttgart des SWR, the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra, the ECCE ensemble, and Georges-Emmanuel Schneider and Karen Kim. She has participated in master classes with Fabien Lévy, Franck Bedrossian, Raphael Cendo, Isabel Mundry, Steven Stucky, and Joel Hoffman. Her orchestra and chamber pieces have been published by the National Taiwan Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Chien constantly searches for new means of expression, which can be transformed in personal and intimate ways.