Progressive Indie Pianist
Vienna Teng has been playing piano all her life. But it was a series of unlikely events that led to her pursuit of music as a career. Her synthesis of folk, pop and classical influences has garnered national acclaim and a strong fan base.
Born in California, Teng began playing piano at age 5, learning classical technique but also composing original music. It wasn’t until she got to Stanford University that she began performing and recording, and she continued to do so even after graduating with a computer science degree. While working as a software engineer, she signed with a local record company and made music her full-time job.
Teng came to the national spotlight via National Public Radio’s Weekend Edition in January 2003, followed shortly thereafter by CBS’s Late Show with David Letterman. She has since made appearances on the CBS Saturday Early Show, CNN’s NewsNight with Aaron Brown and The Wayne Brady Show, and opened concerts for Joan Baez, Shawn Colvin, Joan Osborne, India.Arie, Brandi Carlile, Sarah Harmer and Marc Cohn.
Teng’s fifth studio album, Aims, is due out in Fall 2013.
What Other People Have Been Saying...
“Teng’s vocals occupy the spotlight, melding an alto timbre with the careful, articulate delivery of a poetry grad.” – Paste Magazine
“By just moving her styles and sounds around slightly, Vienna is able to keep everything fresh whilst not alienating her core fans by being stale.” – Higher Plain Music
“Her voice, which never needed any work, is as mesmerizing as ever.” – Red Alert