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Auditorium / 1.30pm - 2.30pm

With her expressive and nuanced interpretations of contemporary works, Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as “brilliant” (The New York Times), “new star of new music” (Los Angeles Times) and “one of our era’s most brilliant pianists” (Pitchfork). Captivating audiences around the world with her expansive repertoire and musical prowess, she enjoys a diverse career collaborating with many of the world’s most renowned composers and ensembles.

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Chow's attention to details of dynamic nuance included delicately shapes hairpins and fastidious attention to the numerous markings in the score 

The New York Times


Fjola Evans
Mammal for prepared piano
David Lang
Julia Wolfe
Andy Akiho
Vick(i/y) for prepared piano
Caroline Shaw
Gustave Le Gray
Michael Gordon

Program current at time of publishing but may be subject to change


Vicky Chow

Artist Bio

Vicky Chow is the pianist for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, piano duo X88, New Music Detroit, and has collaborated with other ensembles such as the International Contemporary Ensemble (ICE), Wet Ink Ensemble, and Momenta Quartet. After the release of her solo EP of Michael Gordon's "Sonatra", the New Yorker said "'Sonatra' is a milestone of composition, and Vicky Chow’s recording of it is a milestone of pianism." Her critically-acclaimed sophomore solo album A O R T A released in 2016 on New Amsterdam Records, was hailed as “imaginative” and “compelling” (I Care If You Listen) and “above all else a triumph of curation” (Second Inversion). Her recordings of Steve Reich’s 'Piano Counterpoint' (Nonesuch) and Tristan Perich’s 'Surface Image' (New Amsterdam Records) was included in the top albums of the year lists such as The Rolling Stone Magazine and Rhapsody.

As an artist frequently broadcasted on WNYC’s Q2 radio, her recorded work can be found on the 'Nonesuch', 'New Amsterdam', ‘Tzadik’, ‘Cantaloupe Music’,’ Innova’, ‘Hinterzimmer’, and ‘AltaVoz’ labels. Interviews and articles featuring Ms. Chow has been published in Musicworks Magazine, Huffington Post, Gramophone, The New York Times, The Vancouver Sun, and many more. Her performances of Morton Feldman and John Cage were featured on BBC3‘s documentary series ‘The Sound and The Fury’, based on Alex Ross’ book ‘The Rest is Noise’.

In the summer, Ms. Chow is on faculty at the Bang on a Can summer festival held at Mass Moca in North Adams, Massachusetts. She is on the Board of Advisors for Composers Now, and also a mentor as part of the Juilliard School mentoring program.

A graduate of The Juilliard School and Manhattan School of Music, Vicky Chow is a Yamaha Artist.

To find out more about Vicky Chow visit or view her social media channels below. 


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Image: Kaitlin Jane Photography