|"There has never before been on a local scale a musical artist that has played two instruments with the ability and control that Chen possesses, and I don't believe that there are many musicians on her level in the world."
Alejandro Fernandez, El Norte (Monterrey, Mexico)
"For us mere mortals, it seems truly incomprehensible that anyone can play the violin and the piano this well aged just 15...particularly bearing in mind her inspirational account of the Grieg Concerto, which exudes confidence in all departments..."
Julian Haylock, The Strad
For the first time, and a rarity anywhere, the guest soloist performed on two instruments to thoroughly dazzle a full house. For the Mozart [Piano Concerto no. 21], Chen proved a prodigy as she filled it with precision, nimbleness and delicacy. As if that weren't enough, she picked up her violin with another show of incredible versatility and fabulous virtuosity [for the Paganini Concerto no. 1 in D major].
Joseph Pronechen, Connecticut Post
"Anita really is a remarkable talent. It would be impressive enough if she could just manage the notes on both instruments, but her playing has style, warmth and imagination too."
Robert Sherman, WQXR