Perth-born 21 year-old Kevin Chow began piano studies at age five. He is currently a fourth-year Bachelor of Music (Hons) student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music in Australia studying with Glenn Riddle.
Prizes in Australia include the Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Award, Zelman Symphony Concerto Prize, Royal South Street Chopin Prize, 3 MBS Young Performer of the Year, John Allison Scholarship, and MCM Concerto Prize. Internationally Kevin has been a finalist in the Thailand International Piano Competition and semi-finalist in both the Virginia Waring and Suzhou Jinji Lake International Piano Competitions.
Kevin has given recitals in the USA, China, Hong Kong, Thailand, New Zealand and Indonesia, and performed for HRH Prince Charles and the Duchess of Cornwell. He has performed concertos by Beethoven, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff and Prokofiev with orchestras that include the Thailand Philharmonic, Fremantle Symphony, Zelman Symphony, Frankston Symphony, Preston Symphony, Maroondah Symphony and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestras. Kevin has broadcast on radio stations ABC Classic FM, New Zealand Radio FM, 2 MBS, 3 MBS, and 4MBS FM.
Kevin has participated in masterclasses with notable musicians such as Paavali Jumppanen, Lang Lang, Leslie Howard and Nikolai Demidenko.
In September 2018 Kevin commences a Masters degree at Yale University.
Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1826) Sonata No. 29 in B-flat Major, Op. 106
II. Scherzo. Assai vivace
III. Adagio sostenuto
IV. Introduzione. Largo – Fuga. Allegro risoluto
Franz Liszt (1811-1886) Rhapsodie Espagnole, S. 254
Percy Grainger (1882-1961) Ramble on the Last Love – Duet
Claude Debussy (1862-1918) L’isle joyeuse, L. 106
Franz Schubert (1797–1828) Sonata in A Minor, D. 845
II. Andante poco mosso
III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace – Trio. Un poco piú lento
IV. Rondo. Allegro vivace
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Robert Schumann (1810–1856) Fantasie Op. 17
I. Durchaus phantastisch und leidenschaftlich vorzutragen
II. Mässig. Durchaus energisch.
III. Langsam getragen.
Anton Arensky (1861-1906) Piano Trio in D Minor, Op. 32
I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo. Allegro molto
III. Elegia. Adagio
IV. Finale. Allegro non troppo
Sergei Prokofiev (1891-1953) Piano concerto No. 2 in G Minor, Op. 16
I. Andantino – Allegretto
II. Scherzo. Vivace
III. Intermezzo. Allegro moderato
IV. Finale. Allegro tempestoso