mabel kwan


Mabel Kwan brings an intense sensitivity to the piano that makes her performances an exciting, significant offering to the artistic community. Praised by Chicago Classical Review for "stunning virtuosity, musicality and resourcefulness that was almost as enjoyable to watch as to hear," she is a member of Ensemble Dal Niente and Pesedjet, and has given numerous premieres as a soloist and chamber musician in the U.S. and abroad. In the 2016­-17 season she will continue her commissioning project on clavichord through Chicago's Individual Artist Project Grant, collaborating with performance artist Bryan Markovitz and poet Reginald Gibbons, and premiering a new cycle of works for multiple keyboard instruments by composer Ray Evanoff. Her recent solo albums, one poetic switch (Milk Factory Productions) and Inventions (Parlour Tapes+), feature new works written for her on clavichord and piano, and she performs with Dal Niente on their latest release, Balter / Saunier, a collaborative album with Deerhoof. A native of Austin, Texas, Mabel received piano performance degrees from Rice University and Northern Illinois University, and currently lives in Chicago, Illinois.