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Sobina Chi Kanter


A jazz pianist based in New York City, Sobina was born in Taipei, Taiwan to a musical family. She began studying piano as a young child, and since then has made many musical strides.

Before leaving for the United States, she was active in the thriving Taiwanese jazz scene and featured at the Taichung Jazz Festival 4 years in a row. Her love of jazz drove her to make the leap to study abroad and continue her studies in New York under the tutelage of Grammy award pianist Arturo O’Farrill.

She received a Bachelors of Arts degree and Master of Music from City University of New York (CUNY), Brooklyn College Conservatory where she studied with Mr. O’Farrill and worked as an assistant to him at Brooklyn College Conservatory for 7 years.

She is currently a resident of Metuchen and is performing and teaching throughout the east coast. She hopes to continue to make an impact on the New York (NY) / New Jersey (NJ) musical community and abroad.


Empty Sky 9/11 Memorial Foundation, New York Winter Jazz Festival, Passport to Taiwan Festival, National Taichung Theater, The Duplex Cabaret and Piano Bar, Birdland Jazz Club, Tectonic Theater Project in Guggenheim Museum, Gracie Mansion for New York City mayor Bill De Blasio, Pregones Theater, Shapeshifter lab, Klub 45, Hershey Theatre, The Gallery Players, ART New York Bruce Mitchell, Flushing Taiwan Center, Bishop Kearney High school, Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York, Church Street School for Music and Art, Beacon School, Leonard & Claire Tow Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College, Taipei Jazz Festival, Taichung International Jazz Festival etc.

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