Monica Chew

Oakland pianist seeking to illuminate and entertain.


Tender and Strange

Listen now to Monica Chew's debut album of Bartok's Studies, Janacek's In the Mists, Messiaen's Le Baiser, Takemitsu's Rain Tree Sketches, and Scriabin's Sonata no. 4:

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"Monica Chew is a gifted player with an affinity for deeply sensitive expression.... [She plays] with impeccable timing and musicality." - The Wholenote, June-August 2018

"The two Takemitsu pieces Rain Tree Sketch and Rain Tree Sketch II are wonderfully delicate, like tissue." - International Piano, July/August 2018

Monica Chew

What's next?

Sunday, February 23, 2020, 3pm
For the Love of Music
Napa Valley Performing Arts Center
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Saturday, March 1, 2020, 12pm
Hot Air Music Festival
Monica Chew, Daisy Bell and Nicky Sohn, On its way
San Francisco Conservatory of Music
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CANCELLED Sunday, March 29, 2020, 3pm
Solo piano recital
Groupmuse in Kensington, CA
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CANCELLED Saturday, April 4, 2020, 4:30pm
Gaspard de la nuit by Ravel, music by Villa-Lobos, Ulvi Cemal Erkin, Muammer Sun, Cemal Resit Rey, new works by Nicky Sohn and Adam Zolty
Episcopal Church of the Incarnation, San Francisco
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