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October 9, 2008 Teng did a complete turnaround when she opted out of a lucrative career as a software engineer in the Silicon Valley to pursue music. Classically trained on the piano, Teng evokes Chopin, while her voice brings to mind Sarah McLachlan and Tori Amos.
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August 15, 2006 As with many of the pianist and chamber-pop composer's songs, "I Don't Feel So Well" only becomes compelling as it goes along. Step by careful step, Vienna Teng builds the song outward, until what began in an 18th-century manor in old Europe becomes a gaudy bit of dance entertainment in a boisterous Buenos Aires bar.
July 23, 2006 Kaki King and Vienna Teng first performed on Weekend Edition Sunday in 2004. Since then, their musical styles have evolved. Teng's forthcoming album intimately showcases her talent as a pianist and vocalist. King has moved past the acoustic instrumentals of her earlier discs with her latest album, coming in August.
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June 8, 2006 Bob Boilen speaks with All Things Considered music reviewers Meredith Ochs and Tom Moon about their most anticipated CDs for Summer 2006.
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March 7, 2004 NPR's Liane Hansen chats with singer and songwriter Vienna Teng, who performs songs from her second CD, Warm Strangers. Since their first conversation in 2002 about her debut CD, Teng has toured the country, enjoying a bit of fame and recognition for her talent. She has no regrets about leaving her computer engineering job to pursue music.
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January 12, 2003 Host Liane Hansen talks to Vienna Teng, who last year made a drastic change in her life from computer engineer in Silicon Valley to professional singer/songwriter in San Francisco. Her debut release is called "Waking Hour" (Virt Records; ASIN: B00006RY7D). (11:40)
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