Canadian violinist Dr. Conrad Chow makes his home in Toronto. The release of his debut CD, PREMIERES (Cambria CD-1204) in June 2012 reached the top of the Canadian Classical Music Charts (Nielsen SoundScan), just two weeks after it was released.
“Chow shows off a nice balance between technique and musicality in a program that alternates between fireworks and sweet expressiveness.” The Toronto Star
“Conrad Chow is a magnificently talented young violinist” – Fanfare Magazine
Conrad Chow is in demand as a performer as well as an educator. An active chamber musician, he has perfected his craft with the Grammy® Award-winning Emerson String Quartet. Recent seasons have included performances at Carnegie Hall in New York and at Toronto’s Koerner Hall and regular appearances with the prestigious iPalpiti Chamber Orchestra in Los Angeles, in addition to performances and teaching engagements at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Summit Summer Music Festival; Shandong College of Arts; Seattle University; University of Toronto and Eilat Chamber Music Festival in Israel. In May of 2013, he sat on the Jury of the 16th Remember Enescu International Violin Competition, while also appearing in recital in Sinaia, Romania. During a recent six-concert tour of China, he performed the beloved Butterfly Lovers Concerto with the Ontario Festival Symphony Orchestra.
Conrad Chow earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at the Indiana University School of Music, studying with Miriam Fried, and obtained his DMA from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he studied under noted violinists Pamela Frank, Ani Kavafian, and Philip Setzer. He pursued post-doctoral work with Eduard Schmieder at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Dr. Chow currently teaches on the faculty of the Canadian Royal Conservatory’s Taylor Performance Academy and is also Visiting Professor of Violin at the University of Jinan; College of Music, in Shandong, China. Dr. Chow currently performs on a 1933 Gaetano Pollastri violin.