Gloria Chien


Gloria Chien Photo credit: Lisa-Marie Mazzucco

Picked by the Boston Globe as one of the superior pianists of the year, “… who appears to excel in everything,” Gloria Chien made her orchestral debut at the age of 16 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, Library of Congress, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Phillips Collection, Jordan Hall, Philadelphia Chamber Music Society, Savannah Musical Festival, Kissinger Sommer, Dresden Chamber Musical Festival, 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, Radovan Vlatkovic, 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, Ms. Chien is a graduate of the New England Conservatory, where she was a student of Russell Sherman and Wha-Kyung Byun. She is an artist-in-residence at Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee, and a Steinway Artist.