Violist Lambert Chen is currently a member of the Sela Trio and the Voxpopuli Quartet. He has been invited as a chamber musician by various series and festivals in America and Europe. He is the recipient of the McGill University Gold Violin Award and the Sylva Gelber Music Foundation Award, and has been a prizewinner in the New England Conservatory Competition and the MSO Competition, as well as a finalist in the prestigious Primrose International Viola Competition.
Lambert had a 13-year career as an orchestral musician. He was principal viola of the Orchestre symphonique de Québec, co-soloist of the Orchestre national du Capitole de Toulouse and associate principal viola of the Orchestre symphonique de Montréal. With the latter two ensembles, he has performed in some of the world's greatest halls, such as Carnegie Hall in New York, the Musikverein in Vienna, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, as well as the Berlin and Paris Philharmonic.
Already involved in the world of music pedagogy before his twentieth birthday, Lambert has been professor of viola at the Conservatoire de musique de Québec since 2021. Previously, he taught as a lecturer at the Schulich School of Music at McGill University (2009-2014) before being appointed viola professor at the Institut supérieur des Arts de Toulouse (2016-2019).
During the summer season Lambert has been teaching viola and chamber music at the Camp musical des Laurentides since 2009. He studied viola under the tutelage of André Roy, in addition to having benefited from the guidance of Thomas Riebl and Wolfram Christ.