Event Info

The Composition Colloquium series hosts new music pianist Vicky Chow for a discussion. 

The event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be provided.

About the Artist:

Canadian pianist Vicky Chow has been described as “brilliant” (New York Times), “a monster pianist” (Time Out New York) and “new star of new music” (Los Angeles Times). She is the pianist for the Bang on a Can All-Stars, Grand Band, New Music Detroit, X88 and has collaborated with other ensembles including the International Contemporary Ensemble. Her recent recordings of Steve Reich’s Piano Counterpoint (Nonesuch) and Tristan Perich’s Surface Image (New Amsterdam Records) were included in the "top albums of the year" lists in Rolling Stone and on Rhapsody. Her solo album AORTA (fall 2016 - New Amsterdam Records), features new works by Rome prize winners Andy Akiho and Chris Cerrone, and Molly Joyce, Daniel Wohl, Jacob Cooper and Jakub Ciupinski. An EP of Sonatra, a new solo piano work by Bang on a Can founder Michael Gordon, was released in early 2017 on Cantaloupe Music.  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 have appeared in the Huffington Post, Gramophone, The New York Times, The Vancouver Sun, and many more. Her performances of works by 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. Upcoming commissions include works by composers Fjóla Evans, David Brynjar Franzson, Gabriella Smith, Vincent Ho, and Nicole Lizée.