Leland Chen

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Professor of Violin

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Leland Chen is a Tutor in Violin at the RNCM.

Since winning First Prize in the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition Leland has continually distinguished himself as an exciting presence in the musical world. In his book, Great Masters of the Violin, Boris Schwartz wrote: ‘What made his performance so impressive was his musical versatility: he seemed to master every style from Bach to Bartók. Chen’s technique is impeccable, his tone warm and sensuous his musicianship serious and probing.’

Leland made his London début with the Philharmonia Orchestra at the Barbican and has since appeared with the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic and London Symphony Orchestras and toured North America with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He has toured Poland with the Polish Chamber Orchestra and Germany with the Warsaw Sinfonia and has also performed in Europe with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Netherlands Philharmonic.

Following the enormous success of his New York début he gave a recital tour of over 60 cities in the USA and has appeared at many European festivals including Gstaad and Schleswig-Holstein.

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Selected Outputs


  • Sir Edward Elgar. Max Bruch Elgar Violin Concerto. Bruch Violin Concerto, Arnhem Philharmonic Orchestra, Yehudi Menuhin and Roberto Benzi, Leland Chen Concerto for violin and orchestra, LCP, Arnhem, 1995
  • Recordings

  • Ludwig Van Beethoven Ludwig Van Beethoven – Two Violin Sonatas, Leland chen and John Lenehan, Violin and Piano, LCP, 2007
  • Various ‘Ave Maria’ & other Violin Favourites, Violin and Piano, LCP, 2009