Cellist Lucas Chen, grade 11, recently won second prize in the strings category of the ENKOR International Music Competition. Chen, who won in Category C (ages 16-21), is also the co-principal cellist of the Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, making his solo debut in 2018 after winning PACO’s Concerto Competition. He has also won first prize in both the United States Open Music Competition and the American Protege International Concerto Competition. Last year, he was one of 16 Harker students to participate in Kronos Quartet’s 50 for the Future Program. Contestants in the ENKOR competition are evaluated by a jury board of more than 500 members from more than 70 countries.