Michelle Chow - Pianist
A B O U T
Dutch-Chinese collaborative pianist Michelle Chow has performed in many venues throughout The Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S., including the Concertgebouw and Muziekgebouw aan 't IJ in Amsterdam, Tivoli Vredenburg in Utrecht, St. Paul's Grove Park and Duke's Hall in London and Lincoln City Cultural Center in the U.S. She was a prize-winner in the Royal Academy of Music London Brahms competition, and recipient of Evelyn German Prize and Frank & Hilda Stokes and Marjorie Meyer Memorial Prize.
Michelle started studying piano at the age of six in China, and upon returning to The Netherlands, continued her studies in the Young Talent programme of the Royal Conservatoire The Hague. She then completed her Bachelor's degree there cum laude under the guidance of Professor Ellen Corver. While in The Hague, she discovered a passion for chamber music, and she has since formed several ensembles and close partnerships with violinist Emma Rhebergen, soprano Ginette Puylaert, and mezzo Nina van Essen.
To further pursue a career as a chamber musician, Michelle moved to London to undertake a post-graduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studied with Michael Dussek and graduated with Dip.Ram. She has participated in masterclasses with such esteemed musicians as Dmitri Bashkirov, Nino Gvetadze, Helmut Deutsch, Rudolf Jansen, and Justus Zeyen. She has also been coached regularly by György Pauk together with violinist Naori Takahashi.
In addition to classical and chamber repertoire, Michelle has a passion for contemporary music, and was instrumental in "De Tijd" with Residentie Orkest and in the new music ensemble Asko Schönberg's performance of "De Materie" by Louis Andriessen, conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw.
For the '19-'20 season, Michelle will be performing in one of the "Beethoven’s Violin Sonatas" series together with violinist Naori Takahashi and "Song Recital" of the Royal Academy of Music. She is also part of Ciconia Consort’s American Pioneers project which includes a concert series and CD-recording in The Netherlands.