Meet the Musicians: Che-Yen Chen

Name: Che-Yen Chen
Nickname: Brian
Instrument: Viola
Friday night libation: Gin and tonic

Favorite piece that's being performed at PCMF 2017 and why: The Brahms Clarinet Sonata in E-flat (even though it sounds better on the viola). I'm not playing it this time so I get to sit back and enjoy!

What are you looking forward to most about spending a week in the Bay Area? Playing music with friends and coming to participate in Wayne and Juliana's passion project!

What's the craziest or most memorable thing that's happened to you during a performance? This happened to Joseph Lin (a former member of the Formosa Quartet and current first violinist of the Juilliard Quartet) during a performance of the Debussy Quartet: his bow flew out of his hand, bounced off the stand, and ricocheted back into the same hand. He kept playing without missing a beat.