Faculty: Mei-Chen Liao-Barnes (violin)

Mei-Chen Liao-BarnesMeichen Liao-Barnes is Associate Concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Philadelphia. She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and the Juilliard School where her teachers included Yumi Ninomiya, Arnold Steinhardt, Ivan Galamian, and Dorothy Delay.

Upon graduation from the Juilliard School, she was awarded a recital in Town Hall. She continued professional studies with David Arben. Mrs. Barnes has performed with the Lincoln Chamber Players, the Brandenburg Ensemble, and toured with Music from Marlboro.

Solo appearances include the Hartford Symphony, Concerto Soloists, Philly Pops, and the Philadelphia Orchestra as winner of their Greenfield Senior Student Competition. Festival appearances include the Schneider Seminar, Blossom Music Festival, Grand Teton Festival, Sarasota Festival and Meadowmount.

She has appeared with Isadore Cohen, David Soyer, Felix Galimir, and Alexander Schneider. She is a top prizewinner with the Great Neck Symphony, Hartford Symphony, Juilliard Concerto Competition, and the Washington International Competition. She enjoys teaching both privately and at Temple University.