Concert Works

Drawing from his passion for film, theatre, and immersive experiences, Shaun Chen’s concert works often carry with them an air of drama and a strong emotional pull that projects listeners into idiosyncratic sound worlds. He has most notably received premieres of his string quartet “6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast” by the JACK Quartet (2018), his ballet “The Ladder” at The Boston Conservatory’s Winterworks (2019), and his graphic scores “Dreamscapes I, II, III” by Richard Carrick’s Neither/Nor Ensemble (2020). Other composers he has studied with include Dennis Leclaire, Andrew List, Marti Epstein, David Lang, Maria Schneider, and George Lewis.

 

Shaun is the 2019 recipient of the Jim Reyes award for outstanding achievement in vocal composition.

List of Works

Dreamscape III (2020)

Graphic Score for Large Ensemble
World Premiere by the Neither/Nor Ensemble

The Passion of Joan of Arc (2019)

Silent Film Score for 5 Voices and Chamber Orchestra
World Premiere by the Berklee Silent Film Orchestra

6 Impossible Things Before Breakfast (2018)

for string quartet
World Premiere by the JACK Quartet

The Ladder (2018)

Ballet for string orchestra, piano, and guitar

Haze (2020)

Tone Poem for Large Orchestra

Shades of Shadow (2019)

Dance music for piano, violin, and cello

Clurichauns I, II, III (2018)

for two violins

Dreamscape I & II (2017)

Graphic Score for Large Ensemble
World Premiere by the Neither/Nor Ensemble

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SHAUN  CHEN

Composer | Conductor | Violinist