Dorothy ChanNew York, NY
Dorothy plays pianos.
Described as “expressive and sensitivity infused”, Dorothy is a New York-based pianist, improviser and educator. She began her piano studies at the age of four, and has performed in Asia, America and Europe as a solo artist and a chamber music player. Dorothy performs a wide variety of styles ranging from Baroque to contemporary Classical with chamber ensembles such as the Zafron Trio, kla, ensemble mise-en, and InnoVox. Dorothy’s past performances include appearances at Carnegie Hall (New York, USA), (le) Poisson Rouge (New York, USA), Bösendorfer Saal (Vienna, Austria), BEXCO (Busan, Korea), Kapellet Produktion (Stockholm, Sweden), and has performed at festivals such as Moving Sounds Festival (New York, USA), Gaida Festival (Vilnius, Lithuania), and the Arena Festival (Riga, Latvia).
A new-music advocate, Dorothy explores experimental repertoire and new sounds on the piano and the toy piano, and enjoys promoting and collaborating with composers worldwide for new projects and premieres. She has premiered and performed works by Wolfgang Mitterer, Karlheinz Essl, Reiko Füting, Jane O’Leary, and Christopher Biggs, amongst more.
Dorothy has also maintained a teaching studio for the past ten years, organizing group classes and recitals alongside with individual piano instruction. Dorothy received degrees from Manhattan School of Music (M.M. Piano Performance), and University of Urbana-Champaign (B.M. Piano Performance with Highest Honors and Bronze Tablet, minor in percussion and business), under the tutelage of the late Zenon Fishbein and Dr. Timothy Ehlen.