"Original and provocative"

- Brian Eno

With a musical style that is as uncategorisable it is captivating, Belle Chen's music is a curious blend of classical, avant-garde, world, electronica, and sound art genres. Her approach to music is unpredictable, often bringing to the audience an element of surprise, yet she retains the tonal aesthetic of classical and neo-classical language in midst of textures drawn from experimental, avant-garde, and world genres. 

Self-releasing under her Eito Music Label, her discography of 7 albums and 4 EPs covers a range of musical styles from Baroque and Romantic repertoire to Electronic and Avant-garde.

Solo performance highlights include Her Majesty's Theatre Adelaide, LSO St. Luke's, BBC Radio 3 70th Anniversary at Festival Hall, Latitude Festival, Melbourne Recital Centre, and Piano City Milano Midnight Main Stage. 

 

In live performances, Chen performs multiple instruments - notably an acoustic piano (that is prepared and unprepared through improvisation), synth, and melodica - while sampling electronics and found sound through laptop. 

"Hugely impressive - have a listen, she's terrific"

- James Rhodes

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"Chen's touch on the piano is gorgeous"

- Michael Coghlan, The Clothesline Adelaide