Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times) and “one of the new stars of new music” (Los Angeles Times). Joining the All-Stars in 2009, she is now also a member of New Music Detroit, X88, and GRANDBAND. Her recording of Steve Reich's 'Piano Counterpoint' has recently been released under the Nonesuch label, and her next solo album featuring a newly commissioned evening-length work by Tristan Perich, titled 'Surface Image' for solo piano and 40 channel 1-bit electronics, was released in October 2014 on New Amsterdam Records.
Her next projects include commissions from American composers Chris Cerrone and Molly Joyce and Canadian composers Adam Basanta and Jocelyn Morlock. Ms. Chow also produces and curates “Contagious Sounds," a new music series focusing on adventurous contemporary artists and composers in New York City.
She receives continuous support from the Canada Council for the Arts and has received grants from the Aaron Copland Fund, Yvar Mikhashoff Trust, Fromm Foundation, Vancouver Foundation, and the BC Arts Council. Originally from Vancouver Canada, Ms. Chow studied at The Juilliard School with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Julian Martin before continuing studies at Manhattan School of Music with Christopher Oldfather. Starting the piano at age 5, she was invited to perform at the age of 9 at the International Gilmore Music Keyboard Festival. She made her orchestral debut at the age of 10 with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra and made her NY orchestral debut appearance at Alice Tully Hall with the Juilliard Symphony.