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Kathy Chow (piano) performs Debussy, Beethoven and Prokofiev

Monday July 29, 2019 at 13:10
St James's Church, Piccadilly, London
Free admission – no ticket required

  1. Prélude No 12, Feux d'artifice, from 12 Préludes, Book 2 - Claude Debussy
  2. Sonata for Piano No 30 in E Op 109 - Ludwig van Beethoven
  3. Sonata for Piano No 7 in B flat Op 83 - Sergey Prokofiev

Born in 1993 in Perth, Australia, Kathy began piano and cello lessons at age seven and later received a scholarship to study at the Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School. She made her debut piano recital in 2007 at the Callaway Music Auditorium, raising funds for the Princess Margaret Hospital for Children. Kathy studied piano with Glenn Riddle at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music where she graduated with a Bachelor of Music with first class honours. She completed a Masters of Performance at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under Martin Roscoe with distinction and is currently an Artist Diploma candidate, supported by the Guildhall School Trust.

Kathy has performed in Australia, USA, China, New Zealand, Spain and the United Kingdom, and has participated in masterclasses with international artists including Peter Frankl, Victor Rosenbaum, Joanna MacGregor, Steven Osborne, Tom Poster, Kyoko Hashimoto and Ralf Gothoni. She has performed Rachmaninov's Piano Concerto No 2 with the Fremantle Symphony Orchestra and Chopin's Piano Concerto No 1 with the Zelman Memorial Symphony.

Kathy has also appeared as a soloist in the Melbourne Recital Centre, Iwaki Auditorium, South Melbourne Town Hall, State Library of Victoria, and the Government Ballroom House of Western Australia. Most recently Kathy was invited to perform a solo recital in the 2018 Ribble Valley Music Festival.

During her studies Kathy has won several awards; including first prize in the 2018 Birmingham International Piano Competition (formerly Brant International Piano Competition), The Royal Over-Seas League 2019 Phillip Crawshaw Memorial Prize for an Outstanding Musician from Overseas and is the recipient of the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music’s Elizabeth McComas Piano Scholarship 2017, and the University of Melbourne’s Sir Arthur Sims Scholarship 2016. She has also won prizes and been a finalist of various other competitions including the Melbourne Recital Centre Great Romantics Competition, Australian Youth Classical Competition, 3MBS Young Performer of the Year Award, Australian National Piano Award, and the John Allison Henderson Piano Scholarship.

As an active and passionate chamber and collaborative pianist, Kathy enjoys performing with the Armorel Piano Trio at many concert venues including St Johns Waterloo, Milton Court Concert Hall, St Mary’s Perivale, and St Barnabas Church. She has also been selected to participate in artistic projects such as ‘Stop Repair Prepare: Variations on Ode to Joy’ (2008), the art installation for prepared piano by international artists Allora & Calzadilla.

Free recital (retiring collection)

St James's Church, Piccadilly
197 Piccadilly
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