Lucy Chen (age 18) is a freshman at Stanford University, and she has studied composition with Wang Lu and Yiming Wu. Her works have been recognized in the Morton Gould Young Composer Awards, BMI Student Composer Awards, National Young Composer Challenge, and more. Lucy was a composer apprentice for Carnegie Hall’s National Youth Orchestra program, studying with Sean Shepherd to premiere an original composition at venues across North America. Lucy has also premiered three orchestral pieces with the Maryland Classic Youth Orchestra under director Kristofer Sanz. Besides composition, Lucy plays piano and violin, as well as runs the Young Artists Music Society, an organization dedicated to spreading free concerts and music resources.