Stella Chen studied at the Juilliard School under Itzhak Perlman and Catherine Cho and at the New England Conservatory under Donald Weilerstein and Miriam Fried. She also studied psychology at Harvard. She has won prizes at the Yehudi Menuhin Competition and the Tibor Varga Competition and was awarded the Robert Levin Prize. Stella Chen has played at the Ravinia Steans Institute, in the Mozarteum Salzburg Academy, in the Music@ Menlo International Program, and at the Schleswig-Holstein Music Festival in Lübeck. She has worked with, among others, Itzhak Perlman, Robert Levin, Donald Weilerstein, Catherine Cho, Miriam Fried, Hsin‑Yun Huang, Gábor Takács-Nagy, Federico Cortese, Sir John Eliot Gardiner, Matthew Lipman, Roger Tapping, Paul Biss, and Paul Katz. Stella Chen has performed with the Orquesta Filarmónica de Medellín, the Harvard-Radcliffe Orchestra, the Bach Society Orchestra, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and the Boston Youth Symphony..
Stella Chen won 1st prize at the Queen Elizabeth Violin Competition 2019.