Bio

Formed in 2011 at the Royal Academy of Music (London, UK), the Occeña-Chen Duo is a versatile and innovative chamber consort comprised of flautist Hannah Porter Occeña and pianist Belle Chen that presents art requiring the equal contribution of flute and piano and creates opportunities for audiences to meaningfully encounter and relate to great music. Recent appearances include performances at Steinway Hall London and as part of the Goodenough College Concert Series, and the ensemble has received invitations to perform at colleges and universities in the Midwestern United States.


Occeña and Chen are committed to discovering and performing great duos for flute and piano, cultivating new classical music audiences, and confronting musical stereotypes. In addition to performing works by established ‘greats’ of classical music, the Occeña-Chen Duo seeks to perform 20th and 21st century repertoire to a high standard in ways that engage audiences. These performances introduce audiences to lesser-known works and cultivate an appreciation for the next generation of ‘greats’ in classical music.


Hannah Porter Occeña, flute

 

Belle Chen, piano

Photo Credit

Burke Turner


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