Whether he is performing at The Mozarteum in Salzburg, Disney Hall in Los Angeles, Carnegie Hall in New York, or Qingdao Hall in Shandong, China, Canadian violinist Conrad Chow is at ease performing music of many different centuries, continents, and styles. A communicator, he delights in forging strong connections with his audiences: Critics have described him as a "world-class talent" [Escarpment Views] who performs with "intense passion ... leaving the audience deeply intoxicated and spellbound" [Changshu Radio].
Released on the Cambria Master Recordings label in the Summer of 2012, his new CD, "Premieres" features the celebrated Sinfonia Toronto chamber orchestra, with all new works by Bruce Broughton, Ronald Royer, and Kevin Lau, and debuted at the #1 spot on Nielsen Soundscan's Canadian weekly sales charts. It is available at iTunes, Amazon, Naxos Direct, and other fine music retailers.
"Chow shows off a nice balance between technique and musicality in a program that alternates between fireworks and sweet expressiveness."
–The Toronto Star
"Conrad Chow is a voice of distinction, impeccable in technique and a most vivid painter of tone. He has a glorious sound and handles each of these works as if he was born to them."
–Gapplegate Music Review
Conrad Chow earned bachelor's and master's degrees at the Indiana University School of Music, studying with Miriam Fried; his DMA is from the State University of New York, Stony Brook, where he studied under noted violinists Pamela Frank, Ani Kavafian, and Philip Setzer. He pursued post-doctoral work with Eduard Schmieder at Temple University in Philadelphia. He was Visiting Assistant Professor of Violin at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia and currently teaches on the faculty of the Royal Conservatory's Young Artists Performance Academy and is also Visiting Professor of Violin at the University of Jinan College of Music in Shandong, China.Tweet