Friday, February 24, 2006

Cary performs Brahms Concerto in D Minor with Dr. George Corwin & Civic Orchestra of Victoria, May 6th, 2006 in AGPH

Four Cities: Hamburg (details at http://www.civicorchestraofvictoria.org/concert5.html)

A long-awaited Brahms collaboration with my old friend, ally and mentor George Corwin (16 years in the making?)

Even the piano is 'authentic', AGPH's 1966 Hamburg Steinway 'D' ;-)

Cary's Solo Recital Feb 16th in AGPH (Mozart, Liszt, Prokofieff)

Thank you to everyone who showed up, to those who helped promote the concert, for the standing O's & encores!

Saturday, January 14, 2006


Pianist Cary Chow studied with Winifred Scott Wood, Dr. Robin Wood and Rena Sharon at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. By age fifteen, he had achieved the AVCM (Victoria) and ARCT (Toronto) diplomas in piano performance; at age eighteen, he was awarded the DipRAM, the highest prize from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, where he studied with renowned professor Christopher Elton. In addition to holding a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music (with Distinction) in piano performance from the University of Victoria, he has completed the coursework for the Master of Business Administration degree at Royal Roads University (fomerly Royal Roads Military College).

As a concerto soloist, Mr. Chow appeared numerous times with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic and the Victoria Symphony with conductors such as Peter McCoppin, Kees Bakels, Stephen Gunzenhauser, Mario Bernardi, Gerard Schwartz and others. In 1986, he performed his New York debut recital at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, under the auspices American pianist Andre Watts. He was also a finalist and prizewinner in several international piano competitions. Mr. Chow’s first compact disc recording on the Tintagel label was released in 1999, and featured Rachmaninoff’s First Piano Sonata and the Variations on a Theme of Corelli. Commercial recordings in the near future (2005 - 06) include CD/DVD projects of Liszt Sonata in B Minor and Apres une lecture du Dante, Schumann Kreisleriana and Carnaval, Prokofiev Sonata No. 7 and two-piano, percussion/piano and trumpet/piano repertoire.

Mr. Chow is a faculty member of the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music in Victoria, BC. In the summer of 2002 he was Guest Professor at Shanghai Conservatory of Music; from 2004 - 05 he is on the faculty of the Morningside Music Bridge program at Mount Royal College in Calgary, AB; and in 2005 he was Guest Professor at the prestigious Beijing Central Conservatory of Music.