B I O G R A P H Y
Since his début on stage at the age of 19, the Hong Kong Chinese Baritone Alex Chen (Chun Yiu Alexander Chen) has performed with numerous opera companies in Hong Kong and the United States, including Opera Hong Kong, Opera Society of Hong Kong, City Opera Hong Kong, Pop Up Productions and New York Lyric Opera. His roles include Schaunard in la bohème, Figaro and Dr. Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, Dr. Falke in The Bat, Moralès in Carmen and John Styx in Orpheus in the Underworld and other supporting roles. Pursuing a strong interest in song cycles, Alex has also performed “Dichterliebe” - A Poet's Love by Schumann, “Songs of Travel” by Vaughan Williams and “Don Quichotte à Dulcinée” by Ravel in New York city. Alex has appeared lately at the Hong Kong City Hall with Ponte Singers & Orchestra as the baritone soloist in the premiere performance of Vaughan Williams' "A Sea Symphony" in Hong Kong.
Apart from mainstage performances, Alex's career also includes performances at 1881 Heritage, Kee Club, Langham place and House of Siren. Recently, he has been invited to perform at "Musica del Cuore" (a weekly concert series at Citibank Plaza, Central) in December 2015.
Alex Chen completed his Bachelor of Music in Classical Voice at Manhattan School of Music in New York City, as a recipient of Manhattan School of Music scholarship, studied under baritone Maitland Peters, Chariman of Voice department, Alex holds a Master of Music in Voice from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts in Hong Kong, as a recipient of BSI Limited Hong Kong Branch Scholarship, FAMA Foundation Scholarship, Welsh Male Voice Choir Scholarship and Parsons Music Foundation Scholarship, studied under the tutelage of soprano Nancy Yuen, head of Vocal studies.
Alex is currently a voice teacher at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts Junior section. He is also the founder and principal voice instructor at La Voce Singing Centre.