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2019 Departure Artist Image 1 Belle Chen


"Original and provocative"

- Brian Eno (NOISE 2014)

"A revelation"

- Max Reinhardt of BBC 3 Late Junction (Latitude Festival 2016)

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

- James Rhodes

2016 Top 4 Best New Music by BBC Introducing Classical Artists

- BBC Radio 3

"At the forefront of UK's new wave of experimental classical musicians"

- China Sohu News

Awards & Nominations: Highlights


Nominated for Australian Music Prize for album 'Departure'


Awarded Arts Council England National Lottery Grant

Awarded Help Musicians UK Fusion Fund

Awarded Chinese Arts Now Commission Award

Awarded APRA AMCOS Classical:NEXT Fellowship


Official Showcase Artists: Classical:NEXT, representing Australia and UK. First Australian artist to officially showcase at Classical:NEXT.

Awarded PRS Foundation International Showcase Fund

Awarded Arts Council England National Lottery Grant

Elected as Associate of Royal Academy of Music (ARAM)

Top 4 Best New Music by BBC Introducing Classical, handpicked by BBC Radio 3


Winner of London Music Awards: Classical Rising Star

2014 & Prior:

Awarded Curator's Choice Award - NOISE Festival

Park Lane Group Young Artist


2019: Judging Panel for Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Composers

Commissions as Composer - Highlights:

London Fashion Week (2017, 2018, 2019)

Shanghai Fashion Week (2020)

BBC Postcards from Composers (2020)

Peggy Glanville-Hicks Commission (2020)

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