Kathy Chow

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About This Project

Kathy Chow


26 y.o.




  • Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, Melbourne University: Bachelor of Music (First Class Honours)
  • 2012 – 2015 Guildhall School of Music & Drama: Masters of Music Piano Performance (Concert Recital Diploma, awarded for high distinction in a Final Recital)
  • 2016 – 2018 Artist Diploma
  • 2018 – 2020 Full Scholarship

Competitions & Awards

  • 2019: Tait Memorial Trust Award
  • 2019: Royal Overseas League Annual Music Competition, Phillip Crawshaw Memorial Prize for an Outstanding Musician from Overseas
  • 2018: Birmingham International Piano Competition, 1st prize
  • 2018: Glass Sellers Beethoven Piano Prize, London, finalist
  • 2017: Guildhall School of Music & Drama Ivan Sutton Prize for Chamber Music, finalist. 16th
  • 2017: Guildhall School of Music & Drama Romantic Piano Prize, Highly Commended
  • 2017: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Elizabeth McComas Piano Scholarship
  • 2016: Australian National Piano Award, National Finalist
  • 2016: Sydney Eisteddfod Allison/Henderson Piano Scholarship 2016, National Finalist
  • 2015 Music Society of Victoria Hephzibah Menuhin Award, 1st prize
  • 2015: Australian Classical Youth Competition Geelong: finalist
  • 2015: 3MBS Young Performer of the Year Awards, finalist 2015
  • 2015: University of Melbourne Sir Arthur Sims Travelling, Scholarship
  • 2015: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Frederick Harlock, Scholarship
  • 2014: Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Concerto Competition, 2nd prize
  • 2014: Boorandara Eisteddfod Piano Concerto Award, 1st prize
  • 2012: Royal South Street Celebrating Chopin Competition, 1st prize (and 2nd prize 2014, 2015)
  • 2013 and 2012: Melbourne Recital Centre Great Romantics Competition, finalist
  • 2013: Dorothy Glover Piano Scholarship, 2nd prize

Performances Solo/Concerto

  • 2020: Birmingham Town Hall, Solo Recital
  • 2019: International Holland Music Sessions, Bergen;  St.- James Piccadilly; “Pianos en la Calle”, Murcia; Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 conducted by Peter Sheill Chamber/ Duo; Dvorak Piano Quintet in A Major St. Mary’s Perivale
  • 2018: Ribble Valley International Piano Festival, Solo Recital; Amorel Piano Trio Lunchtime Concert at St Barnabas Ealing; Kingston Chamber Series Brahms & Schuman Piano Quintets; Noriko Ogawa Piano Duo concert ‘English composers’
  • 2017: FIMTE, Milton Court, London; Médécins Sans Frontières ‘Music for Humanity’ Benefit Concert at Goodenough College; Silk Street Music Hall Romantic Prize, Milton Court; Lunchtime Recital at Charlton House with Violinist Lucia Ventimilla; All Saints Kingston Summer Chamber Series; Armorel Trio (Lucia Veintimilla, violin; Sebastian Kolin, cello) at St. John’s Waterloo; Postgraduate Composers & Pianists Duo New Music Concert Milton Court; Music Society of Victoria Chamber Competition Concert Collaborator / Orchestral Piano; Peter Warlock 122nd Birthday Concert, various vocal works. Milton Court
  • 2016: Goodenough College Winter Concert; Sydney Conservatorium of Music Concert Hall
  • 2015: 3MBS Young Performer of the Year Awards, Melbourne; Music Lovers Concert
  • 2014: Beethoven Marathon concert at Government House of WA; Zelman Memorial Symphony Concerto Finals Concert at Hawthorn Arts Centre, conducted by Peter Bandy; Hush Foundation Concert at Robert Blackwood Hall conducted by Benjamin Northey; Melbourne University Orchestra Concert at Iwaki Auditorium
  • 2013: Zelman Memorial Symphony concert at Hawthorn Arts Center
  • 2012: Melbourne Recital Centre Great Romantics Competition Finals concert
  • 2008: ‘Stop Repair Prepare: Variations on “Ode to Joy”, art installation for prepared piano by Allora & Calzadilla, at Cowen Gallery State Library of Victoria. Presented by Kaldor Public Arts 2012 (Own arrangement of Beethoven’s Ode To Joy from 9th Symphony).


Envisaged programme


First Round

L. van Beethoven: Piano Sonata No. 30 in E major, Op. 109

F. Chopin: Ballade No. 4 in F minor, Op. 52


Second round

R. Schumann: Humoreske in B-flat major, Op. 20

B. Bártok: Piano Sonata BB 88 (Sz. 80)



W.A. Mozart: Piano Sonata No. 9 in D major, K. 311 / 284c

F. Chopin: Barcarolle in F-sharp major, Op. 60

C. Debussy: Préludes, 2ème livre,  No. 12 “Feux d’artifice”

S. Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 83



S. Rachmaninov: Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor, Op. 18