Artist Bio

Gloria Chien, piano

Picked by the Boston Globe as one of the Superior Pianists of the Year, “… who appears to excel in everything,” pianist Gloria Chien made her orchestral debut at the age of sixteen with the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Since then she has appeared as a soloist under the batons of Sergiu Comissiona, Keith Lockhart, Thomas Dausgaard, and Irwin Hoffman. She has presented concerts at Alice Tully Hall, the Library of Congress, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, the Phillips Collection, Jordan Hall, the Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, the Savannah Musical Festival, Kissinger Sommer, the Dresden Chamber Musical Festival, the Salle Cortot in Paris, and the National Concert Hall in Taiwan. An avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with artists such as David Shifrin, Daniel Hope, Shmuel Ashkenasi, Jaime Laredo, James Ehnes, Roberto Díaz, David Finckel, Jan Vogler, Soovin Kim, and Carolin Widmann and the St. Lawrence, Miró, Pacifica, and Brentano quartets. She also recently released a CD with clarinetist Anthony McGill. In 2009 she launched String Theory, a chamber music series at the Hunter Museum in Chattanooga, as its founder and Artistic Director. The following year, she was appointed Director of the Chamber Music Institute at the Music@Menlo festival by Artistic Directors David Finckel and Wu Han. A native of Taiwan, Gloria Chien is a graduate of New England Conservatory, where she studied with Russell Sherman and Wha Kyung Byun. She is an Artist-in-Residence at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, and a Steinway Artist.

2016–2017 Music@Menlo Appearances