After spending years on a mission to make classical music accessible to the masses, Flower has finally brought her vision to life through high energy, high fashion and boundless talent. Her recent viral Grammy performance with rapper, Cardi B, incited 9 Million social media engagements and generated unanimous praise from media with People magazine claiming, “[Chloe] is a superstar,” and Cosmopolitan adding “Chloe will smash whatever you think you know about classical music and look fire doing it,” while Time proclaims her “everyone’s favorite new exuberant pianist.”
As the story goes, the Pennsylvania native developed an appreciation for classical early on. By the age of two, Flower would sit on phone books and play the piano. At 12, she went on to study at the prestigious Manhattan School of Music Pre-College under Zenon Fishbein and later with Herbert Stessin of The Juilliard School. She continued her education at The Royal Academy of Music London, where she experienced a life-changing revelation while playing Bach and listening to hip-hop at the same time. She decided to blend the two together and quickly realized that “hip-hop beats and classical music sound really cool together.”
In 2010, she serendipitously met industry icon Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and landed a deal with his label imprint SODAPOP/ISLAND DEF JAM. Soon, she found herself in the studio working alongside the legend and co-producing “Lullaby” for Céline Dion and “You Raise Me Up” for Johnny Mathis. Swizz Beatz caught a set and invited her to contribute to Nas’s 2012 chart-topper Life Is Good. As a result, she was featured prominently on record highlight “A Queens Story.” More recently, she teamed up with Mike WiLL Made-It, co-producing 2 Chainz for “Poor Fool” from 2017’s Pretty Girls Like Trap Music. Later that year, she also unveiled a holiday single entitled “Drummer Boy” alongside Questlove and Babyface in addition to other solo compositions. In 2018, she co-produced Swae Lee’s “Christmas at Swae’s.” Most recently she signed with Sony Music Masterworks to release original music.
Columbia Artists Welcomes Pianist Chloe Flower