(1982) BM, San Francisco Conservatory of Music; MM, SUNY-Binghamton. Studied with Leonard Shure, Paul Hersh and Walter Ponce. Coached with Yvonne Loriod-Messiaen and Roger Muraro in Paris. Recorded Olivier Messiaen’s Vingt Regards sur l-Enfant-Jesus and John Jacob Niles’ Sweet Irrational Worship: The Niles-Merton Songs (MSR Classics), available on cdbaby.com. Pianist with The Women’s Philharmonic (1990-2004). Solo performances in North America, Europe and South America.
Teaching style incorporates Practice Techniques learned in recent study with Burton Kaplan (Manhattan School of Music). Also teaches at UC-Berkeley and San Francisco Conservatory Adult Extension. Jacqueline is a Camaldolese Benedictine Oblate and a member of Dancers Circle (liturgical dance). For video on Messiaen’s influence on Jacqueline’s life, see 30 Good Minutes , click on Short Videos and search for Jacqueline Chew.