Anaïs Chen studied the modern violin in Zurich and Detmold before turning to the baroque violin, gaining Master’s degrees with distinction in Berlin and at the Schola Cantorum Basiliensis.
In 2007 Anaïs Chen won the International Chamber music Competition for Ancient Music Genova Nervi and in 2009 she received the Aumann-Preis für innovative Interpretation on the occasion of the International Biber-Competition St. Florian. Her duo formation L’Istante with harpsichordist Johannes Keller was elected 2010 promising young ensemble during the International Young Artist’s Presentation in Antwerp and she was awarded 2nd prize on the occasion of the Telemann Competition Magdeburg in 2011.
Anaïs Chen is regularly invited to perform with international ensembles such as such as Freitagsakademie Bern, Il Profondo, La Pifaresca, Il Giardino Armonico, La Fenice, La Cetra Barockorchester Basel, Basler Kammerorchester, Kesselberger Ensemble and was teaching Baroque Violin at the Hochschule für Musik Karlsruhe.
Anaïs Chen particularly enjoys presenting Early Music in contemporary contexts, as can be heard in her project Entretemps, a performance joining baroque dance music to contemporary dance on stage.