Kevin ChowSupported by Club 32 donor Richard Cobden


November 14, 1996


First Prize (Piano) and Grand Finalist: The ABC Australian Young Performers Award (Sydney, Australia)
First Prize and The John Allison/Henderson Piano Scholarship: Sydney Eisteddfod (Sydney, Australia)
Winner: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Concerto Competition (Melbourne, Australia)
Fourth Prize: Thailand International Piano Competition (Nakhon Pathom, Thailand)

Kevin Chow has a Bachelor of Music with Honours from the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, having studied under Glenn Riddle. He is recently obtained his Master of Music at Yale University under full scholarship, studying with Boris Slutsky and previously Peter Serkin and Boris Berman.

Kevin has performed extensively throughout Australia and given recitals in China, America, Thailand, Morocco, Greece, New Zealand and Indonesia. He has performed as a soloist with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Orchestra and City of Fremantle Symphony Orchestra. He has collaborated in masterclasses with notable musicians including Emanuel Ax, Paavali Jumppanen, Lang Lang, Boris Berman, Alessio Bax and Leslie Howard. A keen chamber musician, he has worked with New Haven New Music Initiative and will perform in the 2020 Australian Festival of Chamber Music.

Highlights in Kevin’s career have included performing for HRH The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall in Melbourne and having his performances broadcast on radio throughout Australia and New Zealand.



Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round

Johann Sebastian Bach: Toccata in C minor BWV 911

IV. Strauss. Der Rosenkavalier. Ramble on the Last Love Duet

I. Allegro agitato
II. Non allegro – Lento
III. L’istesso tempo – Allegro molto


VIII. Final. Prestissimo

Semifinal Round

Prelude and Fugue in E♭ minor BWV 853

III. Bénédiction de Dieu dans la solitude

Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.7 Op.64

I. Infernal Dance
II. Lullaby
III. Finale

Final Round

I. Allegro
II. Allegro di molto

Franz Schubert/Franz Liszt: Am Tage Aller Seelen - Litaney auf das Fest Aller Seelen D.343

I. Eintritt (Entry)
II. Jäger auf der Lauer (Hunters on the lookout)
III. Einsame Blumen (Lonely Flowers)
IV. Verrufene Stelle (Haunted Place)
V. Freundliche Landschaft (Friendly Landscape)
VI. Herberge (Wayside Inn)
VII. Vogel als Prophet (Bird as Prophet)
VIII. Jagdlied (Hunting Song)
IX. Abschied (Farewell)

I. Allegro

II. Scherzo. Assai vivace

III. Adagio sostenuto

IV. Introduzione. Largo – Fuga: Allegro risoluto