Loop38 is a contemporary music ensemble based in Houston, TX that Yvonne founded in the spring of 2016 at Rice University. The chamber orchestra specializes in creating contemporary classical music experiences, performing works for large ensemble - an instrumentation that allows the full timbral spectrum of an orchestra while also showcasing the virtuosic solo capabilities of its musicians. Within their first three seasons, they’ve performed in two Turrell Skyspaces, Rothko Chapel, and worked with today’s composers such as Shih-Hui Chen, Pierre Jalbert, Karim Al-Zand, Lewis Nielson, and George Lewis. Visit www.loop38.org for more info.
Project Co-Founder, pianist
Started in the Summer 2015, Living Music is a cross-discipline recital series presented annually in Seattle by flutist Doug DeVries and pianist Yvonne Chen. They specialize in music of young American composers, having performed works by Jake Heggie, Daniel Knaggs, Alishan Gezgin, Alexandra T Bryant, and others.
Together with cellist Clare Monfredo, duo poscol have travelled to Leipzig May 2015 to perform American works at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Leipzig, as well as the Mendelssohn Haus in addition to performing works of Brahms, Debussy, Jalbert, and Messiaen in Houston.