Vienna Teng
Now thirty, the songwriter, singer and pianist has released three critically acclaimed albums, landing her on three Billboard charts and in’s top ten.

She regularly sells out theaters across the U.S. and Europe, fans travel hundreds of miles to catch a single show, and her opening sets for the likes of India.Arie, Joan Baez and Madeleine Peyroux end in standing ovations. Mere months after quitting her job as a software engineer in 2002, she was being interviewed on NPR and performing on CBS Saturday Early Show’s “Second Cup Café” and The Late Show with David Letterman, who declared that he’d listened to her entire debut album and that there was “not a dud” on it.

Her brand of sophisticated, piano-driven pop has been gathering accolades ever since: “seductive and transcendent” (, “gorgeously conceived…accomplished yet understated” (Paste), “singular among her peers” (Variety).