June 12, 2011 “CAUTION: Fire Hazard”

Cary Chow (Piano)

Cary Chow (Piano)

Recently moving to Vancouver from Victoria, Cary Chow is a concert pianist, recording artist, collaborative musician and teacher. Cary studied with Winifred Scott Wood, Dr. Robin Wood and Rena Sharon at the Victoria Conservatory of Music. By age fifteen, he had achieved the AVCM and LVCM (Victoria) and ARCT (Toronto) diplomas in piano performance; at age sixteen, he made his New York recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; at age eighteen, he was awarded the DipRAM, the highest prize from the Royal Academy of Music in London, England, where he studied with renowned professor Christopher Elton.

In addition to holding a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music (with Distinction) in piano performance from the University of Victoria (with full University of Victoria Fellowship), he has completed the coursework for the Master of Business Administration degree at Royal Roads University, formerly Royal Roads Military College. He has performed recitals in Canada, United States, United Kingdom, Ireland and China and has appeared numerous times with the Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the Calgary Philharmonic and the Victoria Symphony. In 2002 he was Guest Professor at the Shanghai Conservatory, and at the Beijing Central Conservatory in 2005. He has been a faculty member at the University of Victoria and the Victoria Conservatory of Music. His recording on the Tintagel label of Rachmaninoff’s Sonata #1 and Variations on a Theme of Corelli was released in 1999. A Zirkus CD of Schumann’s Carnival and Kreisleriana was released in 2007.

June 12, 2011 Concert Program

Brahms
Capriccio in D Minor Op.116 #1
Capriccio in G Minor Op.116 #3
Capriccio in D Minor Op.116 #7

Bach-Brahms
Chaconne in D Minor, arranged for left hand

Schumann
Carnaval Op.9

— INTERMISSION —

Rachmaninov
Etude-Tableau Op.39 #5

Prokofiev
Sonata #7 in B Flat, Op.83
-allegro inquieto
-andante caloroso
-precipitato

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