HENRY CHOW

Consultant Teacher - Piano

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DMA (Cincinnati), MA in Philosophy (CUHK), MMus (RAM), BMus (RCM), FTCL

Dr. Henry Chow received his earliest musical training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In his teenage years he moved to England to further his musical studies, first at Wells Cathedral School and then at the Royal College of Music where he was awarded the highest scholarship to pursue his Bachelor's degree. Thereafter he continued his Master's studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Henry has performed extensively in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States, and was the recipient of several major scholarship awards. He studied with the Russian pianist Nelly Akopian-Tamarina, one of the last students of the legendary Goldenweiser and the first student of Dmitri Bashkirov and through whom he traces his pianistic lineage back to the old Russian tradition. His other teachers include Gabriel Kwok, Daniel-Ben Pienaar, Hilary Coates, Nigel Clayton, Andrew Ball and Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff. He holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati, where he also taught prior to moving back to Hong Kong. He has been on the jury of the Hong Kong-Asia Piano Open Competition and has served as a guest masterclass teacher at the Unviersity of Hong Kong.

Henry has always had a strong interest in the music of Johann Sebastian Bach and its performance practice. He has worked with many renowned Bach interpreters like Sheng Yuan, Choong-Mo Kang and Emile Naoumoff. He also holds a Master of Art degree in philosophy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong.