Audrey Chen, a 17-year-old senior at Interlake High School in Redmond, recently became a national finalist for the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Senior Strings Competition.
To qualify for the competition in Chicago, Chen first competed at the state level and then in the Pacific Northwest division. She competed with fellow cellists, as well as violinists and violists.
Last summer Chen was part of the National Youth Orchestra of the United States of America.
She was one of the 120 young musicians in the nation chosen to visit and train in London, Russia, and cities on the East Coast. She is also a member of the Bellevue Youth Symphony Orchestra and the Interlake Chamber Orchestra. (end)