PEYEE CHEN | soprano

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, Adelaide Festival, Club Transmediale Festival, Edinburgh Contemporary Music Ensemble, Lucerne Festival with the Lucerne Festival Academy Orchestra conducted by Sir Simon Rattle and Barbara Hannigan, Pierrot Lunaire on the York Spring Festival, The Light Show as part of Southbank Centre’s Harmonic Series, and world premieres at Spitalfields Festival, GEMdays, Tête à Tête Opera Festival, and the Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival. She is an ad hoc member of the BBC Singers, EXAUDI, and Schola Heidelberg, with recent engagements including the BBC Proms, Spitalfields Festival, Ruhrtriennale, and Aldeburgh Festival with BCMG and Oliver Knussen. Upcoming performances include "Prometeo" by Luigi Nono with Schola Heidelberg, Ensemble Modern, Experimentalstudio des SWR, and Ingo Metzmacher at the Ruhrtriennale and the Philharmonie de Paris. Her voice can be found on the Naxos audiobook Faust in music by Roger Marsh. She is also on recordings released by empreintes DIGITALes and GB records. Peyee 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.