With her expressive and nuanced interpretations of contemporary works, Canadian pianist Vicky Chow is hailed as "one of our era's most brilliant pianists." (Pitchfork) Captivating audiences around the world with her expansive repertoire and musical prowess, she enjoys a diverse career collaborating with many of the world's most renowned composers and ensembles.
Her critically-acclaimed sophomore solo album A O R T A released in 2016 on New Amsterdam Records, was hailed as "imaginative" and "compelling" (I Care If You Listen) and "above all else a triumph of curation" (Second Inversion). Chow's lauded first solo album Surface Image and her recording of Piano Counterpoint on Nonesuch Records landed on top album-of-the-year lists including Rolling Stone and Rhapsody. Frequently broadcast on WNYC's Q2 radio, Chow's recorded works can be heard on the Nonesuch, New Amsterdam, Tzadik, Cantaloupe Music, Innova, Hinterzimmer, and AltaVoz record labels.
2017-2018 season highlights will include appearances at the POLIN Museum (Warsaw, Poland), the International PuSh Festival, and ISCM World Music Days (Vancouver, Canada), as well as presenting an all John Zorn program including a world premiere at National Sawdust (Brooklyn, New York) with Tyshawn Sorey and Shanir Blumenkranz. Chow's piano duo X88 will tour Holland and the U.S. with their new program Outer Limits, premiering works by Nik Bartsch, Pete Harden, Vanessa Lann, and Tristan Perich.
A passionate chamber musician, Chow is the pianist for the Bang on a
Can All-Stars, Grand Band, X88, and New Music Detroit and has
collaborated with ensembles such as International Contemporary
Ensemble (ICE), Wet Ink Ensemble, and the Momenta Quartet.
A graduate of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, Chow is a Yamaha Performing Artist. www.vickychow.com