Alan Chow

Academy Piano Faculty
Academy Piano
Program Area: 
Private Instruction
Awards and achievements: 

Acclaimed for his “elegant poetry and virtuosic fire”, Alan Chow has won First Prize in the Concert Artists Guild International Competition, the Palm Beach Invitational International Piano Competition and the UCLA International Piano Competition.  He was also the winner of the Silver Medal and Audience Favorite Prize at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition and a prizewinner in the William Kapell International Piano Competition. 


A Steinway artist, Mr. Chow has performed in recital and in concert with orchestra from coast to coast in 45 states and throughout Asia.  His recitals have brought him to the major music centers including New York, Boston, Chicago, Los Angeles, Cleveland, Washington, D.C., among many others and his concerto appearances include the National Symphony, Utah Symphony, Kansas City Symphony, Tulsa Philharmonic and Omaha Symphony.  His tours of China, Japan, Hong Kong, and Taiwan include performances with the Hong Kong Philharmonic and Pan-Asia Symphony.


Mr. Chow studied with Nelita True, Sasha Gorodnitzki and Menahem Pressler at the University of Maryland, The Juilliard School and Indiana University.  Formerly Artist-in-Residence at the University of Arkansas, he presently serves on the faculty of Northwestern University.