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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:
Join us
for a live premiere of My song Quarantine B*tch: R. S. V. P. at WQXR's 85th Birthday Celebration at The Greene Space on 12/05, 2 PM ET!!

Big Congratulations to THE CROSSING on their gorgeous performance of my Shallow Breath and Stealth world premiere. My composer heart is so full.

NEW RELEASE! Check my latest miniature song, part of Kara Dugan's "In a New York Minute" cycle!

 

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