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Musicfest Northwest is an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington

Piano Adjudicator

Alvin Chow

Alvin Chow has appeared throughout North America and in Asia as orchestral soloist and recitalist.  In addition, he has performed extensively in duo-piano recitals with his wife, Angela Cheng, and his twin brother, Alan.  A native of Miami, Florida, he graduated summa cum laude and Co-Valedictorian at the University of Maryland, where he was a student of Nelita True.  Mr. Chow received the Victor Herbert Prize in Piano upon graduation from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sascha Gorodnitzki, and held the Joseph Battista Memorial Scholarship at Indiana University as a student of Menahem Pressler.      Mr. Chow has won First Prize in numerous competitions such as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago Young Soloists Competition, the National Symphony Young Soloists Competition and the Indiana University Concerto Competition, as well as prizes in the University of Maryland International Piano Competition, the New York Piano Teachers Congress International Piano Competition, and the MTNA Collegiate Artists Competition.      Mr. Chow has performed in major concert halls including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Weill and Steinway Halls in New York City, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.  Presented as recitalist in such cities as Vienna, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Detroit, Houston and Miami, Mr. Chow has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Pan-Asia Symphony in Hong Kong, Shanghai Philharmonic, and the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, among others.  Since 1999, he has been a member of the artist faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  From 2011-14 he was the Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Music, and continues as Chair of the Piano Department.  Most recently, Mr. Chow was awarded Oberlin’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2016-17 academic year.
Musicfest Northwest is an adjudicated classical music program held in Spokane, Washington

Piano Adjudicator

Alvin Chow

Alvin Chow has appeared throughout North America and in Asia as orchestral soloist and recitalist.  In addition, he has performed extensively in duo-piano recitals with his wife, Angela Cheng, and his twin brother, Alan.  A native of Miami, Florida, he graduated summa cum laude and Co-Valedictorian at the University of Maryland, where he was a student of Nelita True.  Mr. Chow received the Victor Herbert Prize in Piano upon graduation from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Sascha Gorodnitzki, and held the Joseph Battista Memorial Scholarship at Indiana University as a student of Menahem Pressler.      Mr. Chow has won First Prize in numerous competitions such as the Civic Orchestra of Chicago Young Soloists Competition, the National Symphony Young Soloists Competition and the Indiana University Concerto Competition, as well as prizes in the University of Maryland International Piano Competition, the New York Piano Teachers Congress International Piano Competition, and the MTNA Collegiate Artists Competition.      Mr. Chow has performed in major concert halls including the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., Orchestra Hall in Chicago, Weill and Steinway Halls in New York City, and the Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria.  Presented as recitalist in such cities as Vienna, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Montreal, New York, Los Angeles, Seattle, Denver, Detroit, Houston and Miami, Mr. Chow has appeared as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony Orchestra, Alabama Symphony Orchestra, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Pan-Asia Symphony in Hong Kong, Shanghai Philharmonic, and the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, among others.  Since 1999, he has been a member of the artist faculty at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.  From 2011-14 he was the Ruth Strickland Gardner Professor of Music, and continues as Chair of the Piano Department.  Most recently, Mr. Chow was awarded Oberlin’s Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2016-17 academic year.