A rising young concert pianist, Serene enjoys presenting the life-changing beauty and power of classical music with audiences new and old. Most recently, she performed Rachmaninoff with the Concerto Budapest Symphony Orchestra, conducted by András Keller. Although Serene never attended conservatory, or perhaps because of it, she brings out a unique freedom, resonance, and conviction through the music. She has "magically enthralled audiences" (John McCarthy) in venues ranging from the Vienna Musikverein, to Golden Gate Park, to the inside of a decommissioned Boeing 747, and has become known for her uncanny ability to engage listeners with her sensitivity, her commanding graceful presence, and her technical ease.
Prior to embarking on her current trajectory as a next-generation pianist, Serene was also a self-taught coder since age 9. She graduated a year early from Carnegie Mellon University with university honors and a Computer Science degree, then moved to NYC to join Google as a software engineer while living on a sailboat. Soon after, she left to focus on piano full-time. Serene’s online following has been rapidly growing, and you can also follow her musical journey on Instagram: @serenepianist
Last Update: 2019-03-01