At a young age, Annie Jeng was drawn to the piano simply because she thought the instrument was a toy. Over time, that toy has transformed into an expressive tool that continues to embody a naive sense of wonderment and discovery. As a performer, educator, and collaborator, Annie strives to expand the horizons of classical music by performing in alternative venues and reaching audiences of all backgrounds. During her undergraduate studies at New York University, she started the music series, "Music with a Vue," at Bellevue Hospital to bring music to patients, workers, and visitors of the hospital. Her most recent project, "Music by the Barrel," challenges the traditional concert experience by hosting a music series at the local Ann Arbor Distillery.
Annie is a 2011 Presser Award recipient and has performed at the Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage, New York's Tenri Cultural Center, and the World Financial Center. She has participated in the Nief Norf Summer Festival for Contemporary Music, the Gijon International Piano Festival, and the Amalfi Coast Piano Festival. Annie received a Bachelors in Music (BM) and a minor in Public Health from New York University where she studied with Miyoko Lotto and Dr. Jose Ramon Mendez. She completed her Masters in Music (MM) at the University of Michigan and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) in Piano Performance and Pedagogy with Dr. Logan Skelton.