Upcoming Concert Tour and News

It’s time for another newsletter! Dear friends,It has been so long since my last newsletter. It has been a very active and productive time for me. Aside from my own internal growth and my school FaceArt, there’re some exciting news on my career I’d like to share with you all. With ...

Invitation to my NYC Le Poisson Rouge Concert Where is Chopin? with artificial intelligence program Antescofo

This Sunday at LPR, piano concert using cutting-edge music technology to highlight works by composers Jaroslaw Kapuscinski and Robert Schumann. Hello there,I hope you all had a wonderful holiday! Here’s an interview where I talk about the technical and programmatic ideas behind the program ...

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. ...

Tedx Talk And UC Berkeley

Dear friends and music lovers, In this very difficult time, I want you all to know that my heart is with you. My school FaceArt Institute of Music in Shanghai has been mailing hundreds and hopefully thousands of N95 masks to health workers and friends throughout the U.S. Yet the need is so big and i...

Happy Holidays!

In this holiday season, I’d like to wish all of you all the happiness! Happy Hannakah, Happy Christmas, Happy New Year, Happy Chinese 元宵节, Happy Everyday! As a token of my appreciation for your ongoing support of the music I do, I’d like to share with you a preview of the new alb...

Jenny Chai’s Summer Adventures and Coming News

Dear Friends and Music Supporters, It has been a super full summer for me. I have designed and hosted a month long of FAIM Co-Creation Music Festival at the FaceArt Institute of Music I founded with Juilliard pianist Piotr Tomasz in Shanghai 9 years ago, where we invited AMAZING faculty such as pian...

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 ...

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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Recent Review on my last UC Berkeley Concert

Dear Friends and Music Supporters, I would like to share the review of my last concert at UC Berkeley CNMAT, where I had a wonderful audience and support of technology. The program was the New Yorker recommended Sonorous Brushes, where I explore the connection between colours and sounds. It is my pl...

UC Berkeley Presents a Multi-sensory Concert by Jenny Q Chai

Saturday, March 9, 2019, 8:00pm, CNMAT UC Berkeley presents contemporary classical pianist Jenny Q Chai, described as “dynamic and unconventional” by the New York Times in a thrilling program combining AI with music and visuals, recommended by the New Yorker https://vimeo.com/274416655 V...

Invitation to my solo audiovisual concert in NY

Tri-I Noon Recitals at The Rockefeller University Presents Pianist Jenny Q Chai, February 22 A Multi-Sensory Concert Featuring Works by Schumann and Jarosław Kapuściński Watch the Trailer for Kapuściński’s Where’s Chopin? Watch an Excerpt of Kapuściński’s Side Effects: https://vimeo.com...

The Reception of Chinese Media of My Bringing Audiovisual Intermedia Music to China

Dear friends,I just finished one month of concerts in Shanghai, where I performed audiovisual pieces by composer Jarosław Kapuscinski at Shanghai International Arts Festival and Shanghai Oriental Arts Center. It is my great pleasure to introduce intermedia piano works into the Classical Contemporar...

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 ...

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 mee...

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 meldin...

It’s time for Facebook Live!

Hello people! I am soooooo excited to tell you that my new album (S)yn(e)th(e)te is coming out! The official release is on Oct.1. But you can already preorder it here! YES! PREORDER IT! Thank you thank you 🙂 I also want to let you know that I’ll be doing a Facebook Live in two days! That is...

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.̶...

Happy 2017 from Jenny Q Chai

Happy New Year 2017! Happy New Year 2017! Just a quick wrap up of my 2016 and some news looking ahead. In 2016, I am especially excited to have toured with my NASA climate change program Acqa Alta with NASA scientist Ian Fenty. I had written an article on the amazing music critic Steve Smith’s...

Invitation to my global warming NASA supported program premier in New York’s Le Poisson Rouge Nov.6

Jenny Q Chai,pianoAqua Alta (High Water) at LPRSunday, November 6th, 2016 8:00PM Acqua Alta (High Water) is a program which focuses on global warming and its effects on the Earth’s oceans, with NASA data visualisations and digital paintings. Dear friends and colleagues, It’s my great pleasur...

My Recent Tour

It’s time to share… My dear friends, It’s my pleasure to share with you the recent activities of my last tour, from Europe to U.S. The whole experience has been enriching and marvelous. The highlight being the performance of the double piano concerto with the dynamic Polish pianist...