Stephanie Chua

Stephanie Chua is an expressive and versatile Canadian pianist devoted to presenting and performing contemporary works through musical insight and innovative programming. She has performed in solo and chamber recitals across Canada, Europe, and Asia. Recent highlights include being a featured performer in Soundstreams’ sold-out 2018 season opener Six Pianos at Koerner Hall (Toronto), a solo recital at SOUL Live Music Project in Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam) in partnership with Saigon Classical, and Music Toronto’s Discovery Series, and performances at Shanghai New Music Festival and the 21C Festival (Toronto).

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. Since its inception, the group has commissioned and premiered over 40 new works from emerging to internationally established living composers. 

Upcoming projects include a large-scale creation and recording collaboration with the Bozzini String Quartet and Canadian composers Rebecca Bruton and Jason Doell, and the award of a Digital Now grant from the Canada Council for Arts to commission three new interactive digital works.




Release Date: July 14, 2023
Catalog Number: NV6531
Véronique Mathieu and Stephanie Chua present INVOCATION, a collection of works for violin and piano written by female-identifying composers of unique heritages, backgrounds, and cultures. With a wide range of aesthetics and a variety of compositional eras, INVOCATION presents a collection of wonderfully animated performances that provide a fantastic model for the exploration of these composers’ works. Mathieu and Chua carry on the ever-growing tradition of bringing female-identifying composers from all musical eras out of the shadows. Their delicate, tender, and thoughtful iterations of these compositions solidify INVOCATION as a function of its title; a message to the women of this collection to step forward and shine.