Elaine Chew

Elaine Chew (b. 1970 in Buffalo, USA) is a pianist whose music education began in Singapore, then continued in the United States where she received PhD and SM degrees in Operations Research at MIT, a BAS in Mathematical and Computational Sciences (honors) and Music (distinction) at Stanford University, and FTCL and LTCL diplomas in piano performance from Trinity College, London. Described as "an intelligent soloist at work, one with personality" (The Flying Inkpot) and a "brilliant and versatile pianist, who has distinguished herself in the United States and abroad as a performer of elegance, taste and virtuosity" (David Deveau), her collaborations with Peter Child have resulted in recordings on Albany and Neuma records. Concurrently a researcher active in making transparent the thinking and process of music performance through scientific methods and visualization, she actively finds new ways to bring her research and performance together in concert conversations that demonstrate research findings in performance.  Professor Chew presently holds the Digital Media Chair at the Centre for Digital Music at Queen Mary University of London.  Prior to that, she was Associate Professor at the University of Southern California where she founded the Music Computation and Cognition Laboratory and held the Viterbi Early Career Chair. 

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  • Sun. Nov 10, 1:00 pm
A new piano score transcribed from a rehearsal session is the inspiration for Performa's first intercontinental performance.