Described as “a wonderfully gifted cellist” Chen was born into a musical family in Beijing, China.In 2005, he was the First Prize Winner in the youth division at the Ai-Qin Cup China National Cello Competition. He has performed solo and chamber music concerts, as well as concertos with many orchestras in China and the Curtis Symphony Orchestra. Chen has also performed in venues such as the China National Centre for the Performing Arts, Beijing Concert Hall, Tianjin Concert Hall, Sapporo Concert Hall and Suntory Hall in Japan, and Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts in Philadelphia.
In 2014 and 2015, Chen was the principal cellist of the Pacific Music Festival Orchestra and performed concerts under the baton of Maestro Valery Gergiev. In 2016, Chen was the principal cellist of the Verbeir music festival.