Hailed as “a deity of elegance” by the New Brunswick Beacon, pianist Tina Chong is a sought-after recitalist and chamber musician in North America.
Since her orchestral debut at the age of nine, Ms. Chong has appeared as a guest soloist with orchestras throughout the world, including the Calgary Philharmonic, Brazilian Symphony Orchestra and Mississippi Symphony Orchestra. Under the management of Jeunesses Musicales du Canada, Ms. Chong has gone on several whirlwind concert tours throughout Canada. Her recital career has also brought her to The Kennedy Center, the Sala Chopin and the National Arts Centre. Ms. Chong’s playing has been described as “…mature and yet fresh, imbued with tradition and yet inhabited by individuality, the marks of an artist” (The Herald Times). She is a prizewinner of major international competitions, including the Montreal International Musical Competition, Canadian Music Competition, Jacques Klein Piano Competition and Aspen Music Festival Competition.
Ms. Chong is a graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music and Indiana University’s Jacobs School of Music. Her primary mentors include Arnaldo Cohen, Angela Cheng and Menahem Pressler. Ms. Chong is a recipient of multiple artistic grants from the Canada Council for the Arts.
A native of Banff, Canada, Tina Chong currently serves on faculty at San Diego State University and plays regularly with the San Diego Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Chong’s greatest loves are chamber music and dancing with her two young daughters.