Lorenz Chen was born in Freiburg, Germany, in 1994.
His most recent accomplishments include winning the 1st prize at the Schoenfeld International String Competition 2018 and the International Violin Competition Henri Marteau 2017 as well as the 2nd prize at the Premio Rodolfo Lipizer International Violin Competition 2016. During the ARD Music Competition 2017 for Violin, Lorenz Chen was awarded the U21 Special Prize for an outstanding performance of a young participant.
Lorenz Chen received his first violin lessons at the age of six and was taught by Jörg Hofmann from 2003 to 2008. He studied with Julia Fischer at the Frankfurt University of Music and Performing Arts and at the University of Music and Performing Arts Munich. Since 2015, he has been a student of the renowned professor Ana Chumachenco.
Lorenz Chen has won several first prizes at the German national competition Jugend musiziert and was awarded special prizes by the Deutsche Stiftung Musikleben and the Deutsche Mozart Gesellschaft. He received the Jugendförderpreis of the Deutsch-Französische Gesellschaft Freiburg and the Europäischer Hoffnungs-Preis of the European Foundation for Culture.
Besides building his reputation as a soloist, Lorenz Chen led the Junge Deutsche Philharmonie and the Verbier Festival Orchestra as concertmaster in concert halls such as the Berliner Philharmonie, Frankfurter Alte Oper and Laeiszhalle Hamburg.
Lorenz Chen plays a violin by Nicolò Gagliano from the second half of the 18th century.