Owen and Oliver Chen, as brothers, have been studying violin with Ms. Gayaneh Kumar since age 6 and 7, respectively. They performed the Bach Double Violin Concerto at Carnegie Hall as the first prize winner of American Fine Art Festival in 2017 and won the Gold Medal at the Southern California Junior Bach Festival in 2018. In 2019 and 2022 they placed first at the MTAC Glendale Branch Concerto Competition. Both have branched out as soloists and won numerous competitions including Lansum International Music Competition, Satori Strings Contest, VOCE, Pelican International Music Competition, Music Stars and Awards, American Music Talent Competition, Enkor and Appasionata Competition. The brothers have utilized music as a medium for the exchange and interplay of ideas, and in the process have created an everlasting bond that goes beyond music.
You can find the duet’s 2023 Spring Music Competition performance here.