Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts Invitation to Music Su

Henry Chow

Henry Chow received his earliest musical training at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. In his teenage years he moved to England to further his musical studies, first at Wells Cathedral School and then at the Royal College of Music where he was awarded the highest scholarship to pursue his Bachelor's degree. Thereafter he continued his Master's studies at the Royal Academy of Music in London.

Apart from a Master of Art in philosophy from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Henry also holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from the College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), University of Cincinnati, where he was a graduate teaching assistant. He has since then maintained an active profile in Hong Kong both as a teacher and a performer. Apart from his appointments at the Macau Polytechnic Institute and the University of West London Hong Kong Centre, he has also given workshops and masterclasses at institutes such as the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, the University of Hong Kong and the City University of Hong Kong. He also presented programmes for RTHK Radio 4, and is a frequent jury member at piano competitions. He was also a faculty member of the East-West Piano Festival in 2018.

Henry has performed extensively in Hong Kong, the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States, and was the recipient of several major scholarship awards. He studied with the Russian pianist Nelly Akopian-Tamarina, one of the last students of the legendary Alexander Goldenweiser and the first student of Dmitri Bashkirov and through whom he traces his pianistic lineage back to the old Russian tradition. His other teachers include Amelia Chan, Gabriel Kwok, Daniel-Ben Pienaar, Hilary Coates, Nigel Clayton, Andrew Ball and Elisabeth and Eugene Pridonoff. Recent highlights of his work include performances and lectures in Shantou, Shenzhen and Kyoto, Japan.


周達勳早年於香港演藝學院接受音樂訓練,師承李森及陳莉華。及後他負笈前往英國,先後在威爾士座堂中學和倫敦皇家音樂學院學習,並獲皇家音樂學院最高獎學金、鋼琴演奏學士及碩士學位。周氏演奏足跡遍及英國、德國、捷克、美國及香港,並獲得多項演奏獎項。他在英國時師承俄國鋼琴家內莉.阿寇比安.塔瑪麗娜(傳奇俄國鋼琴家郭登懷瑟的其中一位最後門生、巴許基洛夫的第一個學生),深受俄國鋼琴學派熏陶。此外,他亦曾師從郭嘉特、丹尼爾.班.翩拿、希拉里.高娣斯、奈杰爾.克來頓、安德魯.博爾、伊麗莎白.普里登諾夫及尤金. 普里登諾夫。

周氏既是香港中文大學的哲學文學碩士,同時亦為美國辛辛那提大學音樂學院的鋼琴演奏博士,副修古鍵琴和鋼琴教學法。他曾在美國辛辛那提大學任教和擔任澳門理工學院及西倫敦大學香港分校之講師。除此以外,他亦積極在不同院校舉辦講座及工作坊,包括香港演藝學院,香港大學、香港城市大學等,并且獲邀成爲2018年East-West Piano Festival教員之一。在教學工作以外,他亦為香港電台第四台主持節目,和在多個鋼琴比賽中擔任評委。近期演出包括於Musical del Cuore系列和汕頭香園鋼琴博物館彈奏全巴赫作品獨奏會,以及在深圳和日本京都的演出。