Peyee Chen

Peyee Chen


Versatile, intellegent, interests in early and contemporary music
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2014Berio: CoroAll soprano parts
2014Berio: CoroAll soprano parts
2008von Bingen: Ordo VirtutumAll
2007Poulenc: Dialogues des CarmélitesSœur Constance de Saint-Denis


Peyee Chen (b. Taipei, Taiwan) is a soprano with a particular interest in contemporary and Baroque music. Appearances as a soloist include the Gavin Bryars Ensemble, Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble, Pierrot Lunaire on the York Spring Festival, The Light Show as part of Southbank Centre&rsquos Harmonic Series, and world premieres at Spitalfields Festival, GEMdays, RYMER~NIGHTS, and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. She is an ad hoc member of the BBC Singers and EXAUDI, with recent engagements including the BBC Proms, Spitalfields Festival, and Aldeburgh Festival with BCMG. Her voice can also be found on the Naxos audiobook Faust in music by Roger Marsh. Last summer, she attended Lucerne Festival Academy Chorus, performing Berio's "Coro" under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle and working with Barbara Hannigan for a week of workshops and masterclasses. Peyee also works regularly with young composers and has given guest lectures and workshops on writing for voice at University of Huddersfield and University of York. Peyee received her BMus degree from Northwestern University, USA, in 2008, and her MA (with distinction) from University of York, UK, in 2010. When not singing, she plays violin and boomwhackers in Crooks and Claridge.
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CV & Repertoire

Musical Work Role Jump-in ready? Company Year
Berio: Coro All soprano parts Immediately Det Norske Solistkor 2014
Berio: Coro All soprano parts Immediately Lucerne Festival Academy 2014
von Bingen: Ordo Virtutum All Viriditas Opera 2008
Poulenc: Dialogues des Carmélites Sœur Constance de Saint-Denis Northwestern University 2007