Violinist Conrad Chow and pianist Timothy Durkovic perform Richard Strauss's Violin Sonata, Sextet from "Capriccio," and Metamorphosen.
Canadian violinist Conrad Chow has won over audiences with his interpretations of music from numerous centuries, continents, and styles. Critics have called him a “world-class talent” (Escarpment Views) who “performs with passion . . . leaving the audience deeply intoxicated and spellbound” (Changshu Radio), and have hailed the “full, sweet, seductive intensity of Chow’s sound” (Halifax Chronicle-Herald). A laureate at the International Stepping Stone Competition in Quebec, he has appeared as soloist with the Brampton Symphony, Scarborough Philharmonic, Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, and UTS Chamber Orchestra, among others. Chow is also an active chamber musician, having studied with the Grammy Award–winning Emerson String Quartet. He has completed a six-concert tour of China, performing the Butterfly Lovers Concerto by Chen Gang and He Zhanhao with the Ontario Festival Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Chow earned his bachelor and master’s degrees from Indiana University and his doctorate from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He pursued postdoctoral work with Eduard Schmieder at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is currently on the faculty of the Royal Conservatory’s Young Artists Performance Academy in Toronto, Canada, and visitng professor of violin at the University of Jinan College of Music in Shandong, China.