Pianist Jessica Chow Shinn, who recently joined the Juilliard faculty, has performed throughout the United States and Europe as a soloist and chamber musician. Recent engagements include recitals in Alice Tully Hall, the Peter Jay Sharp Theater, Trinity Church in Lower Manhattan, Chapelle historique du Bon-Pasteur in Montréal and Salle Cortot in Paris. In 2009, Jessica was a featured performer in the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center's presentation of "Inside Chamber Music, Joy and Despair: The Music of Schubert." Jessica's interest in the integration of theater and song has led to her appointment as Music Director in innovative New York University productions of works such as Schumann's Frauenliebe und Leben and Wolf's Italienisches Liederbuch. She also recently produced, directed and performed in "Le Bestiaire: A Menagerie of Song," a series of staged performances of songs by Ravel, Poulenc and André Caplet.
As part of the pianoSonoma Duo, Jessica performs regularly with her husband, Michael Shinn, throughout the United States. She is co-founder and Artistic Director of the pianoSonoma Music Festival, a festival-workshop that brings together musicians from all walks of life to collaborate and perform in the vineyards of California. Passionate advocates of new music, the pianoSonoma Duo recently gave the world premieres of Sonata for Two Pianos by Michael White and Tiny Bits of Outrageous Love by Thomas Cabaniss.
Jessica is dedicated to the musical education of both adult, college and pre-college students. In addition to her teaching at Juilliard, she is a musicianship coach in the Metropolitan Opera's Lindemann Young Artists Program, where she works individually with the rising singers of tomorrow. She is also a regular faculty member at the Samford University Piano Camp for intermediate and advanced high school students in Alabama.
Jessica received her Doctor of Musical Arts at The Juilliard School, where she studied with Margo Garrett, Jonathan Feldman and Brian Zeger. She received her Master of Music from The New England Conservatory of Music and her Bachelor of Music and Bachelor of Arts from Oberlin College. She is also an award-winning chemistry presenter and a published author in such scientific journals as the Journal of Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry.