Photo: Aleksandr Karjaka

Trudy Chan, Piano

Trudy Tong Ti Chan has been actively involved in many aspects of music for many years. Originally based in Hong Kong where she worked as a pianist, harpsichordist, choral conductor, and musicologist, she is currently based in New York City where she continues to maintain a busy schedule in a variety of musical activities.

In Hong Kong, Chan served as the staff accompanist for the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts and additionally performed with the Hong Kong Sinfonietta, in the Hong Kong Fringe Festival, and with DanceArt, as well as for Channel 4, Radio Television Hong Kong. While based in Hong Kong, she also spent five summers in Orvieto, Italy, to perform as both pianist and harpsichordist at the Orvieto Musica Festival. Since relocating to New York, Chan has performed solo, chamber, and orchestral music as both pianist and harpsichordist. She served as the harpsichordist for an all-Telemann concert at St. Peter’s Church, and as pianist in the Sonos Chamber Orchestra in performances of music by Ferruccio Busoni, Claude Debussy, Gustav Mahler, Jean Sibelius, and Michael Torke. She has also performed the Duo for Cello and Piano by Arthur Berger, plus solo piano works by Irving Fine and Nicolas Slonimsky during the Annual ASCAP Deems Taylor Awards ceremonies at Lincoln Center. As a solo harpsichordist, she participated in Pianoless Vexations, a whole-day event at the Sculpture Center in which Erik Satie’s notorious day-long piano composition was re-interpreted on instruments other than the piano. In addition, she has performed solo piano and harpsichord works by Frank J. Oteri in a variety of venues including the Cornish College of Music’s PONCHO Concert Hall in Seattle, where John Cage first prepared a piano.

Chan worked at the Promotion Department at the New York office of Boosey & Hawkes for over a decade. Since the Fall of 2015, she has been running Black Tea Music which specializes in managing and promoting composers.