About Me             


The recipient of a Ph.D. in music from the State University of New York at Stony Brook, a Master and Bachelor degree from Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing, China, Dr. Yuanlin Chen has established an impressive career in the musical field. His compositions in various genres and forms include orchestral, choral, chamber, vocal and instrumental works, as well as music written for television, movies, and dance. His music has been performed worldwide at major concerts and venues in Australia, England, Romania, Japan, China and the U.S.A. Commissions and funding for Dr. Chenís compositions have come from a variety of sources including the American Composers Forumís Jerome Composer Commissioning Program, The American Music Center, Meet the Composer, Chamber Music America, MGQ/Jerome Foundation Commissioning Project, Kronos Quartet, Silk Road Foundation, NFAA, Tokyo Concerts, Inc. and movie studios, television stations, ensembles and orchestras worldwide.


Dr. Chen was the founder of the Computer and Electronic Music Studio at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music - the first of its kind in China - and was invited to Australia, where he participated in The Culture Exchange Program in Electronic and Computer Music.  He has programmed and performed electronic music for Water Passion After St. Matthew,  the opera Peony Pavilion,  the movie Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Hero, and The Banquet and for the CDs 2000 Today and Bitter Love. He was the music editor for the films Hero and The Banquet.


Dr. Chen is currently a guest professor of Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. As a visiting composer, he also gives lectures at institutions in the States,  such as Peabody Conservatory of Music and Oregon University, School of Music. He is the artistic director of Sunbow Inc., a New York based Incorporation providing composition, recording, engraving, performance and music education services.