Bang on a Can and the Jewish Museum present Vicky Chow and Tristan Perich

Vicky Chow


Hong Kong/Canadian pianist Vicky Chow (she/her) has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times) and “one of our era’s most brilliant pianists” (Pitchfork). Since joining the Bang on a Can All-Stars in 2009, she has collaborated and worked with artists/ensembles such as the Tania León, Meredith Monk, Steve Reich, Philip Glass, Terry Riley, George Lewis, Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, Sasha Waltz Dance Company, BBC Orchestra, LA Philharmonic, Toronto Symphony Orchestra, International Contemporary Ensemble, Tyshawn Sorey, John Zorn, Kronos Quartet, to name a few. She has toured to over 40 countries and has performed in venues such as Carnegie Hall in New York, Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, Muziekgebouw in Amsterdam, Hong Kong Arts Centre, Royal Albert Hall for the BBC Proms in London, Teatro Colón in Argentina and many others. In 2023, her recording of Canadian composer Vince Ho’s Supervillain Etudes were nominated for a JUNO award. In 2022, she released Philip Glass: Piano Etudes Book 1 which Mr. Glass says, “”It’s a highly dynamic and expressive performance. There’s a certain energy that is uniquely hers.” The New Yorker wrote about her 2018 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 Tristan Perich: Surface Image on New Amsterdam Records was among the top 10 Avant Music albums in Rolling Stone in 2013. Her other recordings can be found on Nonesuch, New Amsterdam, Cantaloupe, Tzadik,  among others. Originally from Vancouver, Canada, she is based in Brooklyn, NY. She serves as faculty at the Bang on a Can Summer Institute, Nief-Norf summer festival, and has been on faculty at the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. She is on the Board of Advisors for Composers Now, and is also a mentor at The Juilliard School. A graduate of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, Ms. Chow is a Yamaha Artist.