Ashley Chen-Kim


Born in Taiwan, Dr. Ashley started to play piano at the age of 5 and cello at the age of 10. She studied with Shio-Yu Wang, Pei-Yu Wang, Shu-Zhi Zang, and Sergei Mnozhin and played in maser class with David M Schepps and Alexander Rudin. She was cello principal both in the Taipei University of the arts symphony orchestra and string orchestra, Hunter college symphony orchestra, Voice of spring symphony orchestra, member of the Evergreen symphony orchestra and Taipei Sinfonietta Philharmonic orchestra. She also performed in St. Petersburg and Moscow in Russia with conductor Alexander Rudin in 2004.

In 2006, she got her master of music degree from Manhattan school of music, under the instruction of Prof. Margo Tatgenhorst Drakos. She joined the Schleswig-Holstein music festival in the summer of 2006 and toured in Europe with conductors Christoph Eschenbach and Christoph von Dohnanyi. In 2011, she obtained her doctoral of musical arts degree in Rutgers University, under the instruction of Prof. Jonathan Spitz while being the cello principal in Rutgers symphony orchestra with scholarships. She performed in orchestra and chamber music all over the world, including Japan, Russia, Germany, France, Austria, Switzerland, Holland, USA, and Taiwan.

Dr. Ashley has many years of experience teaching and performing professionally, and enjoys working with students of all ages. Her class is fun and inspiring, while at the same time focused on achieving positive results for each and every student.