Pianists Alan and Alvin Chow will perform a recital at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Eppley Auditorium as part of the Morningside College Piano Recital Series.
|Alan & Alvin Chow
Pianists Alan and Alvin Chow will perform a recital at Morningside College at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 3, in Eppley Auditorium, 3625 Garretson Ave., as part of the Morningside College Piano Recital Series.
The recital will include works by Brahms, Debussy, Corigliano, Copland and Gershwin. It is free and open to the public.
Twin natives of Miami, Fla., Alan and Alvin Chow made their debut at the age of 13 as soloists with the Miami Beach Symphony. Their four-hand recitals have taken them to major venues across the country, including Steinway Hall in New York City and Orchestra Hall in Chicago, in addition to performances in Vienna, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Taiwan. Both pianists are acclaimed soloists and are among the most sought after pedagogues in the nation, Alan at the Eastman School of Music and Alvin at the Oberlin Conservatory of Music.
Alan Chow was the winner of the Concert Artist Guild International New York Competition, winner of the silver medal and audience favorite prize at the Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition, and winner of the Palm Beach Invitational International Piano Competition, awarding him a recital at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. He has performed with the National Symphony Orchestra, Utah Symphony, Oakland Symphony, Kansas City Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic, among others. Recital appearances have brought him to more than 40 states. He also has done tours of Japan, China, Taiwan and Hong Kong.
Alvin Chow has been a prize winner in numerous competitions, including the University of Maryland International Piano Competition, the New York Piano Teachers Congress International Piano Competition and the Music Teachers National Association Collegiate Artists Competition. He has performed as soloist with the National Symphony Orchestra, Colorado Symphony, Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Shanghai Philharmonic and the Mozarteum Orchestra in Salzburg, Austria, among others. He also performs frequently with his wife, pianist Angela Cheng.
Alan and Alvin Chow’s career paths have been unusually close and parallel, even for identical twins. They made national headlines when they graduated as co-valedictorians with straight-A averages from the University of Maryland. They were both awarded the Victor Herbert Prize in Piano upon graduation from the Juilliard School and, at Indiana University, they both held the Joseph Battista Memorial Scholarship.