Catharina Chen (2021)

Catharina Chen

Inspiration From Surprising Sources

Catharina Chen is a Norwegian violinist and is actively playing as the concertmaster for The Norwegian National Opera Orchestra. Chen started playing the violin at a young age and held her first solo with a major orchestra when she was 8 years old.

She has played with orchestras all over the world and received numerous awards for her advanced technique and unique performance style. Chen still thrives within the musical environment and continues to challenge the classical era of music.

In her talk at TEDxArendal 2021, Catharina described her journey and her idea of seeking inspiration from places you might not expect. Listening to different audiences enhances her play to the next level.

On piano: Edel Bolstad

2021 Catharina Chen