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Yu-Chen Shih


Yu-Chen was born in Taiwan. He started to play the cello when he was seven years old. His first teacher was Zong-Hui Chen at Hou De Primary School. After he graduated, he continued to New Taipei Municipal Chong Qing Junior High School to study cello with Ya-Ru Lian until starting at Taipei Municipal Fuxing Senior High School. 

In 2014, he immigrated to the United States and started at Gateway High School. During this period, he studied with Mr. Mikhail Istomin and Mr. Adam Liu (Assistant Principal Cello) from the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra. Yu-Chen completed his bachelor's and master's degrees in music performance at Duquesne University.

Yu-Chen is a member of the Believe String Quartet and the Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic. He has performed with the Akron Symphony, Altoona Symphony, Washington Symphony, and Johnstown Symphony Orchestras. Currently, he is working at the Duquesne University Mary Pappert School of Music as a librarian and ensembles assistant.

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