Kevin Chow
Supported by Club 32 donors Jan McDonald and Janice Tuynman


14 November 1996

Competitions provide an important place for growth and development, and I know that the opportunity of being part of The Sydney will be career altering.


Finalist: Maj Lind International Piano Competition (Helsinki, Finland)
Piano First Prize: ABC Australian Young Performers Award (Sydney, Australia)

Kevin Chow completed his Bachelor of Music with Honours at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, studying under Glenn Riddle. He graduated with his Master’s degree at Yale University with Boris Berman, Boris Slutsky and the late Peter Serkin and is currently completing his Konzertexamen studies with Alfredo Perl at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold.

Kevin has given concerto performances with orchestras including the Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Finnish Radio Symphony Orchestra, Thailand Philharmonic, Morocco Philharmonic Orchestra, Fremantle Symphony Orchestra and Melbourne Conservatorium of Music Symphony Orchestra. He has given recitals across Australia and in the USA, China, New Zealand, Thailand, Germany, Morocco, Greece, Holland and Indonesia. A keen chamber musician, he has performed with the New Haven New Music Initiative and the Meta4 ensemble and participated in the Australian Festival of Chamber Music. He has collaborated in masterclasses with notable musicians Lang Lang, Paavali Jumppanen, Alessio Bax and Leslie Howard.


2023 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Thursday 6 July 2023, 12.00pm
Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Saturday 8 July 2023, 11.30am

2023 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Prelude I
Prelude II
Prelude III

Aleksandr Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.7 Op.64

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

I. Doppio movimento. Grave
II. Scherzo
III. Funeral march. Lento
IV. Finale. Presto

Claude Debussy: L'isle joyeuse L.106

Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital

César Franck: Prélude, Choral et Fugue FWV 21

I. Allegro
II. Scherzo. Assai vivace
III. Adagio sostenuto
IV. Introduzione. Largo

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro, ma non troppo
II. Improvisation. Andante cantabile
III. Finale. Andante – Allegro

No.3 Schön Rosmarin


I. Adagio sostenuto e espressivo
II. Allegro molto più tosto presto
III. Rondo. Allegro

Introduction. Adagio
Variation I
Variation II
Variation III

Final Round 1: Concerto 1800 and Earlier

I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo. Allegro – Presto

Final Round 2: Post 1800 Concerto

I. Andantino
II. Scherzo. Vivace
III. Intermezzo. Allegro moderato
IV. Finale. Allegro tempestoso