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 10, 2019, 6pm
Premieres of commissions for Left Coast Chamber Ensemble's INTERSECTION workshop
American Baptist Seminary of the West
2606 Dwight Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

Sunday, February 17, 2019, 4pm
Solo recital of Prokofiev, Kodaly, and Ginastera
Piedmont Piano Company
1728 San Pablo Ave., Oakland, CA 94612

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