Lambert Chen

Born in Taiwan, violist Lambert Chen gave his first recital at Montreal’s Chapelle historique du Bon Pasteur at 10 and first performed as a soloist with I Musici de Montréal at 13. A member of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal for five years, he has been Co-Principal Viola with the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse since 2014. Lambert has performed with various chamber music ensembles including the Schulich String Quartet, Musica Camerata Montreal and the Trio di Colore. He has appeared as a guest of the Montreal Chamber Music Festival, Orford Arts Centre and Music and Beyond (Ottawa).

A recipient of McGill University’s Golden Violin Award and Sylva Gerber Music Foundation Award, Lambert is also a prize winner in the New England Conservatory Competition and the OSM Competition and placed in the finals at the Primose International Viola Competition. He holds the bachelor’s degree from the Peabody Institute of Johns Hopkins University, a Master’s from the New England Conservatory of Music, and a Doctorate from the Schulich School of Music of McGill University. He is currently Professor of Viola at the Institut Supérieur des Arts de Toulouse.