Kawai Chan has performed as a soloist and a chamber musician in Italy, Austria, and throughout the United States. She has performed with the Orchestra della Foundazione Salina in Arona, Italy and was invited to give a solo recital by the Associazione Culturale Ensemble XXI in Milan. Kawai was awarded first prize in both the Mary Hayes North competition at Ithaca College and the Empire State Piano competition in New York. In addition to playing standard repertoire, Kawai has often collaborated with composers to promote and premier new music.
Graduated from Michigan State University with a doctoral degree in piano performance and a Master’s degree in Theory Pedagogy, Kawai also holds a Master's degree from Peabody Conservatory and a Bachelor degree from Ithaca College, both in piano performance.