iPalpiti Artists: Violinist Conrad Chow and Pianist Timothy Durkovic
Violinist Conrad Chow and pianist Timothy Durkovic perform Richard Strauss's Violin Sonata, Sextet from "Capriccio," and Metamorphosen.
Canadian violinist Conrad Chow has won over audiences with his interpretations of music from numerous centuries, continents, and styles. Critics have called him a “world-class talent” (Escarpment Views) who “performs with passion . . . leaving the audience deeply intoxicated and spellbound” (Changshu Radio), and have hailed the “full, sweet, seductive intensity of Chow’s sound” (Halifax Chronicle-Herald). A laureate at the International Stepping Stone Competition in Quebec, he has appeared as soloist with the Brampton Symphony, Scarborough Philharmonic, Wurttemberg Chamber Orchestra Heilbronn, and UTS Chamber Orchestra, among others. Chow is also an active chamber musician, having studied with the Grammy Award–winning Emerson String Quartet. He has completed a six-concert tour of China, performing the Butterfly Lovers Concerto by Chen Gang and He Zhanhao with the Ontario Festival Symphony Orchestra. Dr. Chow earned his bachelor and master’s degrees from Indiana University and his doctorate from the State University of New York, Stony Brook. He pursued postdoctoral work with Eduard Schmieder at Temple University in Philadelphia. He is currently on the faculty of the Royal Conservatory’s Young Artists Performance Academy in Toronto, Canada, and visitng professor of violin at the University of Jinan College of Music in Shandong, China.
Pianist Timothy Durkovic was born and raised in Guatemala. He received his musical education at the National Conservatory of Guatemala, the Juilliard School, Salem College, and the Thornton School of Music at the University of Southern California. He was the winner of numerous competitions, both nationally and internationally, and has performed as soloist with orchestras and in chamber music collaboration throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia, and Latin America. Director of keyboard studies at Long Beach City College, Durkovic has also served on the teaching faculties at the University of La Verne, Orange County High School for the Arts, and the Thornton School of Music. His performances have been broadcast on NPR, the International Voice of America, and TGNA.
iPalpiti’s annual Festival of International Laureates in Los Angeles has become one of the nation’s most significant music festivals and the subject of international accolades. Since its inception, iPalpiti Artists International, founded by Eduard and Laura Schmieder as Young Artists International, continues to fulfill its mission to advance the careers of young professional talented classical musicians and to promote peace and understanding through music. Since 1998 iPalpiti Artists International has given awards and scholarships to 232 outstanding young musicians from 42 countries and hosted more than 400 private and public concerts promoting exceptional emerging musicians.
Presented as part of LACMA's Sundays Live, a weekly chamber music series. Check out the full schedule of upcoming concerts.
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