Co-founder of Romer String Quartet & Duo Volce (harmonica-violin), tutti violin at the Hong Kong Sinfonietta and violin tutor at the Yip’s Children’s Choral & Performing Arts Centre, Kiann Chow began her violin studies at the Yip’s with Wing-Shun Li and Professor Shi-Sheng Zheng from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music. Under the tutelage of Professor Mayumi Fujikawa, she later received her Master of Arts in Violin Performance with distinction and Licentiate Diploma in Teaching (LRAM) from the Royal Academy of Music, London.
Chow has performed in various prestigious concert venues including New York’s Avery Fisher Hall, London’s Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall. She recorded Academy’s album on Frank Zappa’s music as a member of Academy Manson Ensemble in London and was featured in the RTHK Radio 4 programme ‘Young Music Makers’. In 2012, she was appointed to be a member of the Academy & Juilliard Symphony Orchestra, which had performed at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York and the BBC Proms in London.
As an active chamber musician, Chow appeared as Duo Volce at the 11th Asia-Pacific Harmonica Festival (2016) in Taiwan, and the Duo was awarded the First Prize of the Original category. The Duo also received invitations from the Hong Kong Harmonica Association to record and perform, including RTHK Radio “Community Involvement Broadcast: ‘Breathe’ with the Harmonica” (2015) as well as “‘Breathe’ with the Harmonica - Unlock the World of Classical Music” under the Community Cultural Ambassador Scheme (2014), organized by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, Hong Kong.