Born in Taiwan and raised in California, Andy Chen is an artist, composer, and musician. From the age of 5, the Taiwanese-American artist picked up the violin and began his relationship with classical music and performance. Throughout the years, he would find himself on the stages of the Walt Disney Concert Hall, Paul Shagoian Memorial Concert Hall, and Faye Spanos Concert Hall, to name a few. Though he excelled in this space, the musician felt constrained by the limits of the classical world. He felt limited by the capacity of his singular instrument. Limited by the refined and established rules of classical music. In exploration, Chen expanded his horizons through movie scores, hip-hop, ambient music, and electronic music. Above all else, he found himself most inspired by the House and techno soundscape. Coming from the polished classical world, he found solace in Techno's cold, contrasting ethos. He found comfort in the feelings of House music rather than conventional correctness. Now producing, performing, and releasing music under his own name, Chen hopes to inspire his students to do the same. He hopes his student sees music as a form of expression, a joyous outlet, and a fulfilling pursuit.