Cary Chow will take piano to the Extremes

Classical concert pianist Cary Chow performs at St. Michael's Church in Chemainus this Sunday afternoon.

Classical concert pianist Cary Chow performs this Sunday at 2 p.m. at St. Michael’s Church.

This Sunday, classical concert pianist Cary Chow of Vancouver will fill 1891 heritage St. Michael’s Church in Chemainus with the music of Johannes Brahms, Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt.

Chow’s piano performance, Extremes, will take place Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m.

“Once again, Cary Chow keeps us on the edge of our seats as he applies his flawless technique to masterful interpretations of tour de force from the solo piano repertoire,” states a press release.

Following the performance, audience members are invited to stay for a Meet the Artist Reception.

Chow has performed concerts throughout North America as a recitalist, concerto soloist and chamber pianist. He is the performance pianist for the Avant Chamber Ballet.

By age 15, Chow had achieved the AVCM and LVCM (Victoria) and ARCT (Toronto) diplomas in piano performance. He made his New York recital debut at the Metropolitan Museum of Art at the age of 16.

At age 18, 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.

Chow is a former faculty member of the University of Victoria and Victoria Conservatory of Music and former guest professor at the Beijing Conservatory of Music and Attached Middle School, Shanghai Conservatory and Xing Hai Conservatory Guangzhou.

As a recording artist, Chow has released solo recordings of Rachmaninoff Sonata No. 1 and Variations on a Theme of Corelli, Schumann Carnaval and Kreisleriana and collaborative recordings, including a recently released CD with David Cooper of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra on French Horn.

Tickets for Chow’s performance are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. Advance tickets can be purchased at Salamander Books in Ladysmith, Little Town Market Co. in Chemainus, the Chemainus Festival Inn, Ocean Soul Book Caffé in Crofton, Ten Old Books in Duncan and Valley Vines to Wines in Mill Bay or by calling 250-748-8383.

For more information about this Sunday’s concert and about the St. Michael’s Presents series, click here.