Ellen Chen-Livingston

Violinist Ellen Chen-Livingston joined the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in 1998. Prior to her engagement with the PSO, she had been a member of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and briefly with New World Symphony.

While a student at Juilliard, Chen-Livingston served as concertmaster of the New York String Seminar Orchestra under Jaime Laredo. She has also participated in the Aspen and Tangelwood Music Festivals. Chen-Livingston received both a Bachelor and Master Degree from Juilliard as a student of Cho-Liang Lin. She has appeared as soloist with the National Repertory Orchestra and with the PSO on Community Engagement and Chamber Orchestra concerts. 

Devoted to teaching young students, Ellen maintains a private studio in her home in the South Hills area of Pittsburgh. Ellen is married to bass trombonist Garnett Livingston, and they have three children.