Stephanie Chua is an expressive and versatile Canadian pianist devoted to presenting and performing contemporary works through musical insight and innovative programming. She has been broadcast across Canada on CBC Radio 2 and in Finland, Armenia, Hungary and Kyrgyzstan on Rondo Classic FM and has performed in solo and chamber recitals across Canada and in Europe and Vietnam. Recent highlights include Soundstreams’ gala concert ‘Reich @ 80’ under the direction of composer Steve Reich at Massey Hall (Toronto), solo recitals at SOUL Live Music Project in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) in partnership with Saigon Classical, Music Toronto’s Discovery Series, and New Music Edmonton; along with performances at Impuls Contemporary Music Festival (Graz, Austria), the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, X-Avant Festival (Toronto), and Groundswell (Winnipeg).
As a much sought after collaborative pianist, Stephanie has performed in some of Canada’s most important contemporary ensembles –Trio Fibonacci (Montreal), Toca Loca (Toronto), Continuum Contemporary Music (Toronto), and Contact Contemporary Music (Toronto). In 2009, Stephanie co-founded junctQín keyboard collective with Elaine Lau and Joseph Ferretti. junctQín is a trio of pianists committed to performances of contemporary music and commissioning new works for their unique instrumentation. Since it’s inception, the group has commissioned and premiered over 30 new works from emerging to internationally established living composers. Stephanie performs regularly with violinist Véronique Mathieu. The duo has recently released their debut recording ‘True North’ on the Centrediscs label.
Stephanie holds her Music and a Master of Music from the University of Toronto. She was also Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and earned her Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music and Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria. Her main teachers were Robin Wood and Marietta Orlov. Stephanie has also pursued private studies with pianist/musicologist Ian Pace in London, England. www.stephaniechua.com