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Winners of 2020 Discovery Grants Operawire 3.27.20

In Review: SWELL  HERE, NY National Sawdust Log 7.14.19

THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING

"...revelatory... terrific... inventive" Chicago Reader

"Silence—feeling as long as five seconds—seemed to underline that we in the audience were now a part of opera history." PictureThisPost

"When was the last time a performance of any kind gave you cold chills? ... the visceral and literal sort of chills that lets you know something inside you has been moved? That was how I felt at last night’s performance of InsightALT: The Life and Death(s) of Alan Turing " TheTuxedoRevolt

 

"...Vibrant... remarkable... gorgeous...masterful." BWW Opera

 

"...elliptical and poignant... A chess game scene between Turing and his fiancee portrayed the tragically painful and farcically awkward breaking-up of a relationship with uncomfortable accuracy..." en.paperblog.com

 

"Chen has a real knack for encapsulating sense of place through sound....Chen embodies the echoes heard as one speaking resounds in the lofted hallways and rafters of the church sanctuary... a sense of place...depth, nuance and dimension – a 3-D sound effect if you will... a tremendously fun effect." operapulse

JEANNE

"... lyrical, atmospheric...striking. Throughout, Ms. Chen balances despair and humor." The New York Times

"...inventive, powerful, and distinctly personal, with vocal writing distinguished by its sure-handed maturity and lyrical sweep...Its ethereal beauty and demanding virtuosity built to a climax of supplicating ululations, and was deeply affecting." urbanmodernblogspot.com

"... gripping... dark, complex... striking... wrenching." feastofmusic.com

JUSTINE F. CHEN

COMPOSER AND VIOLINIST

BREAKING NEWS:
Gearing up for
my upcoming workshop with Maryland Opera Studio for their New Work Reading: a new opera with librettist Jacqueline Goldfinger! TWA - Feb 17, 2023!

Thrilled to announce the world premiere of Iridescent Gest, my piece for the mighty Matt Haimovitz at the Israel Conservatory of Music! 
 2/28/23

GET YOUR TICKETS 
to the long-awaited WORLD PREMIERE of my opera with librettist David Simpatico, THE LIFE AND DEATH(S) OF ALAN TURING!! COT, and director Peter Rothstein and Maestra Lidiya Yankovskaya! March 23 & 25 2023! Tickets here! ALT Tour info here!

Check out my Know Them Now video on YouTube! Thanks, BMI!

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