Buffet Clarinet week
– La Vilavella – Spain – 24th to 29th July 2023 –
Wei-Leng (William) Chen was the principal clarinet of Taipei Symphony Orchestra for 30 years (1984~2014). He is now the principal clarinet of Taipei Sinfonietta & Philharmonic Orchestra.He studied with A. Gigliotti (former principal clarinet of Philadelphia Symphony Orchestra) from 1980~1984.
As an active international musician, Chen often appears as an orchestral soloist and chamber music recitalist, and as one of Taiwan’s top soloists. He has performed recitals and concerts in numerous countries, including Australia, China, Japan, Korea, South Africa, Russia and the United States; along with his native Taiwan.
He can be heard performing with Concerto soloist and the Taipei Woodwind Quintet, and is regularly asked to play at ICA. Chen is frequently invited to be a panel member of national and international competitions.
As the Director of the International Clarinet Festival in Taipei in the years 2003, 2005, 2009, 2011 and 2013; he won many plaudits. Chen currently teaches at the most prestigious universities in Taiwan.