Dutch-Chinese collaborative pianist Michelle Chow has performed in many venues throughout The Netherlands, the U.K. and the U.S. She was the winner of the Royal Academy of Music London Brahms Wilfrid Parry Prize, Harold Craxton Prize for chamber music, and recipient of the Evelyn German Prize, the Frank & Hilda Stokes Prize, and the Marjorie Meyer Memorial Prize.
Michelle started studying piano at the age of six in China, and returned to The Netherlands where she continued her studies in the Young Talent programme of the Royal Conservatoire of The Hague. She completed her bachelor’s degree cum laude under the guidance of Professor Ellen Corver. She has a passion for chamber music, and has formed many ensembles and close partnerships with violinists Emma Rhebergen and Naori Takahashi, soprano Ginette Puylaert, and mezzo-soprano Nina van Essen among others.
Michelle moved to London to undertake a post-graduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music and graduated with DipRAM. Michelle also has a passion for contemporary music, and was instrumental in “De Tijd” with Residentie Orkest and in the new music ensemble Asko Schönberg’s performance of “De Materie” by Louis Andriessen, conducted by Reinbert de Leeuw.
Michelle has been the Repetiteur Fellow at the Royal Academy of Music since September 2022.