Canadian Violinist Conrad Chow has forged a multifaceted career across two decades, distinctive in the Arts industry as both a leading educator and compelling performer. He currently teaches on the faculty of The Phil and Eli Taylor Performance Academy for Young Artists, at The Royal Conservatory, Canada, and is also Adjunct Professor of Violin and String Pedagogy at the University of Toronto.
His debut CD, PREMIERES, was released in 2012 on the Cambria/Naxos label and reached the #1 spot on Nielsen Soundscan’s Classical Album Charts.
“Chow shows off a nice balance between technique and musicality in a program that alternates between fireworks and sweet expressiveness.”
– The Toronto Star
Dr. Chow has concertized extensively across North America, Europe, and Asia, offering a mix of solo concerts, chamber music, masterclasses, and even pedagogical lectures in his engagements. An active chamber musician, he honed his craft with the Emerson String Quartet, and has been a principal member of the iPalpiti Chamber Orchestra since 2008.
Dr. Chow earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Indiana University, studying with Miriam Fried; his DMA is from SUNY, Stony Brook, where he studied under Pamela Frank, Ani Kavafian, and Philip Setzer. He later pursued post-doctoral work with Eduard Schmieder in Philadelphia. He has appeared on the juries of various national and international competitions, including recently at the Kocian International Violin Competition, Czech Republic. Students of Dr. Chow have won international competitions in Canada, USA, Romania, and the Czech Republic and performed with major symphony orchestras.