Alex Chen is a baritone, collaborative pianist, and vocal coach whose curiosity brings fresh perspectives on a diverse body of musical works. In the words of his MMus mentor John Hess, he is “an immensely musical and sensitive player” with “a deeply inquisitive mind.”
Alex performs regularly as a singer and collaborative pianist in the Victoria music community, exploring genres such as art song, opera, and choral music. Moreover, as a faculty member at the Victoria Conservatory of Music he supports a wide variety of students and young professional singers from the piano. As a researcher, Alex held a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Scholarship to fund his work in dynamic art song programming.
Recent singing highlights include performing in Pacific Opera Victoria’s programming at the 2021 Open Air Festival; singing in chamber choral works in Victoria Baroque’s 2020-2021 season; and portraying Antonio in Le nozze di Figaro at the Accademia Europea dell’Opera in Lucca, Italy in 2018.
In a past life, Alex handled birds of prey for educational programs and contemplated the physiological factors affecting birdsong during a BSc in Zoology. To keep in touch with his background in biology, he loves spending time outdoors and spotting local flora and fauna.