Vienna Teng (born October 1978) is a young San Francisco-based singer-songwriter. She has been playing classical piano since the age of 5 and writing songs since the age of 6. She has performed on the David Letterman show, and opened for Shawn Colvin, Joan Baez and Joan Osborne. Her debut album, Waking Hour, reached as high as #5 on the Amazon.com bestseller list; her second album, Warm Strangers, reached as high as #2.
She took the name Vienna from the Austrian city, famous for its musical history. She holds a degree in computer science from Stanford University.
At Stanford, she began attracting other students to the dorm lounge pianos where she was playing. Her music became more popular, and eventually she recorded Waking Hour as a response. She worked at Cisco Systems for two years after her 2000 graduation, then left the information technology industry and signed with independent label Virt Records.
Her musical style is a mixture of folk and pop, and owes much to the cadre of female singer-songwriters who rose to prominence in the mid-1990's.