Stephanie Chua is an expressive and versatile Canadian pianist devoted to presenting and performing contemporary works through musical insight and innovative programming. She has been broadcast across Canada on CBC-Radio 2 and in Europe on Rondo Classic FM (Finland). Recent highlights include solo recitals at Music Toronto's Discovery Series, New Music Edmonton, and the Emergents Series at the Music Gallery (Toronto), along with performances at Impuls Contemporary Music Festival (Graz, Austria), the Ottawa International Chamber Music Festival, X-Avant Festival (Toronto), and Groundswell (Winnipeg). With the assistance of the Canada Council for the Arts, Stephanie embarked on a tour of South-West England in 2008 including performances at Michael Tippet Centre (Bath) and the Cube Microplex (Bristol).
In 2009, Stephanie co-founded junctQín keyboard collective with Elaine Lau and Joseph Ferretti. junctQín is a trio of pianists committed to performances of contemporary music and commissioning new works for their unique instrumentation. To date, the ensemble has commissioned and premiered over 25 works.
As a much sought after collaborative pianist, Stephanie has performed in some of Canada's most important contemporary ensembles including Trio Fibonacci, Toca Loca, and Contact Contemporary Music. She performs regularly as a duo with violinist, Véronique Mathieu.
Stephanie completed her Master of Music from the University of Toronto and her Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. She was also Artist-in-Residence at the Banff Centre for the Arts, and earned her Bachelor of Music from the University of Victoria. Her main teachers were Robin Wood and Marietta Orlov. In 2009, Stephanie received an Ontario Arts Council Career Development Grant allowing her to pursue private studies with Ian Pace in London, England.