The War Below

Visionary pianist Jenny Q Chai joins forces with New York Philharmonic musicians Quan Ge (violin), Jason You (violin), Cong Wu (viola), and Nathan Vickery (cello) in a program that explores friendship across life trajectories as well as musical conversation across time. 

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Jenny Q Chai’s Smart, Intuitive Carnegie Hall Debut

Pianist Jenny Q Chai’s Carnegie Hall debut last night was expertly programmed and packed with joie de vivre: she played as if she had a secret and couldn’t wait to share it with everybody. Her approach to a mix of premieres, 20th and 21st century compositions and an old High Romantic concert favorite matched fearsome technique to a confidently matter-of-fact …

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Jenny Appointed to Piano Faculty at UC Berkeley, Plus Manhattan School of Music Career Mentor

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  • July 23, 2019

Jenny has been appointed to the faculty of the University of California Berkeley, effective in the 2019-2020 season. Read the press release here: https://www.broadwayworld.com/san-francisco/article/Pianist-Jenny-Q-Chai-Appointed-To-The-Piano-Faculty-Of-The-University-Of-California-Berkeley-20190718 She has also been named an official career mentor at Manhattan School of Music and this summer, will be in residence at Chetham’s International Summer School and Festival in the UK, a position that includes teaching, …

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Jenny Q Chai to Give TEDx Talk

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  • July 15, 2019

Jenny has been invited to give an exclusive TEDx Talk on “When Classical Music Meets Technology” on September 7, 2019 at the Shanghai Times Financial Center. In addition to the talk, Jenny will perform some of frequent collaborator Jarosław Kapuściński’s Calligraphies for Ziqi.

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The New Yorker Recommends Spectrum Concert

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  • September 19, 2018

Check out this listing from The New Yorker for my Spectrum concert! For some musicians, every note has its own hue. Others find that certain phrases taste bitter, or feel rough. For Jenny Q Chai, a pianist whose dazzling facility is matched by her deep musicality, some pieces explode with “strong colors and light,” phenomena that she learned to re-create …

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Spectrum Presents Jenny Q Chai in Sonorous Brushes

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  • September 19, 2018

On Saturday, July 28, 2018 at 8:00pm, Spectrum presents contemporary Chinese-American pianist Jenny Q Chai in Sonorous Brushes, a multi-sensory program employing Chai’s unique form of synesthesia. The program explores repertoire that lives at the intersection of color and sound, exploring this meeting of the senses through important works of the colorful Impressionistic era paired with new works created using …

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