Vicky Chow

Chinese-Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times) and “one of our era’s most brilliant pianists” (Pitchfork) She is currently the pianist for Bang on a Can All-Stars. The New Yorker wrote [on her recording of Michael Gordon’s Sonatra], “Sonatra is a milestone of composition, and Vicky Chow’s recording of it is a milestone of pianism.” Her album “Surface Image” composed by Tristan Perich was among the top 10 Avant Music albums in the Rolling Stone magazine.  As an artist frequently broadcasted on WNYC radio, her recorded work can be found on the Nonesuch, New Amsterdam, Tzadik, and Cantaloupe Music, labels. Interviews and articles featuring Ms. Chow have been published in the Huffington Post, Gramophone, The New York Times,  and others. As an educator, she has given masterclasses, seminars and workshops at The Juilliard School, Manhattan School of Music, New England Conservatory, New York University, Beijing Conservatory, Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, Bard College, Sydney Conservatorium of Music and many others. Ms. Chow is on faculty at the Bang on a Can Summer Festival at MASS MoCA in North Adams, MA and has also been on faculty at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity.  She is on the Board of Advisors for Composers Now, and is a mentor for the Juilliard School mentoring program.  Ms. Chow is a Yamaha Artist.

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