Henry CHOW, piano
Henry Chow received his earliest musical training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts under the tutelege of Samuel Lee and Amelia Chan. In his teenage years he moved to England to further his musical studies, first at Wells Cathedral School and then at the Royal College of Music where he was awarded the highest scholarship to pursue his Bachelor’s degree. Thereafter he continued his Master’s studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Henry has performed extensively in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States, and was the recipient of several major scholarship awards. He was a student of the Russian pianist Nelly Akopian-Tamarina, one of the last students of the legendary Alexander Goldenweiser and the first student of Dmitri Bashkirov and through whom he traces his pianistic lineage back to the old Russian tradition. His other teachers include Gabriel Kwok, Daniel-Ben Pienaar, Hilary Coates, Nigel Clayton, Andrew Ball and Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff.
He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, where he also taught prior to moving back to Hong Kong. He also holds a Master of Art degree in philosophy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Henry has always had a strong interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and its performance practice, and has worked with many renowned Bach interpreters like Sheng Yuan, Choong-Mo Kang and Emile Naoumoff. As an educator, Henry has given masterclasses and lectures at the Baron School of Music, the City University of Hong Kong and the University of Hong Kong, as well as serving as a jury member for the Hong Kong International Music Competition for Young Pianists and the Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition.
Henry is currently on the faculty of at the Macao Polytechnic Institute.