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.
Jenny Appointed to Piano Faculty at UC Berkeley, Plus Manhattan School of Music Career Mentor
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, …
Jenny Q Chai to Give TEDx Talk
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.
June 2019 Newsletter
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Jenny on national TV program with Stanford composer Jarosław Kapuscinski
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The New Yorker Recommends Spectrum Concert
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 …
Spectrum Presents Jenny Q Chai in Sonorous Brushes
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 …
Wigmore Hall Presents Pianist Jenny Q Chai
Just as painters and visual artists employ the vast range of colors in the chromatic spectrum, composers and performers use the endless sonic spectrum to create and evoke musical worlds. As a pianist and an amateur painter, I have discovered a personal form of synesthesia – a melding of senses – in regards to how I experience music. This quasi-impressionistic and expressionistic program …
My very first Talk Show appearance – The Nite Show
This Saturday night: a brand spankin’ new show with internationally known contemporary pianist, Jenny Q Chai. Find out what she has in common with Janet Jackson during our all-new episode, which also features our annual list of Maine personalities who have “Never Won an EMMY.” Statewide – Saturday night! 7:30 p.m. on WGME CBS 13 News, Portland 11:30 p.m. …