Chanda VanderHart


Chanda VanderHart enjoys a tripartite, interdisciplinary career as a musicologist, collaborative pianist, and Musikvermittlung expert. She has performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music and collected three graduate collaborative piano degrees from Milan and Austria before completing a PhD in musicology from the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna (mdw) in 2016 with the dissertation, Die Entwicklung des Kunstliedes im Wiener Konzertleben zwischen 1848 und 1897. Her international performance career has taken her to the Musikverein in Vienna, the Malmö Opera, the Ban_ Centre, Kala Mandir in Kolkata, and the City Recital Hall in Sydney, and she is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna. VanderHart has also lectured at the Sorbonne, the Institute for European Studies, the Kunst Universität Graz, and at AIMS. She has published for the Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg Centre for Popular Culture and Music, authored the lexicon article on Ernestine de Bauduin for MUGI (Music and Gender on the Internet), and is currently writing a monograph on song recital practices in Vienna edited by Susan Youens and Melanie Unseld. She lives in Vienna with her husband and daughter.
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