Will Chow

Will Chow was appointed to the cello section of the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra in June 2016. He has appeared as a soloist with the Nova Vista Symphony and the Peninsula Youth Orchestra and has been heard on NPR's From the Top and on WHYY-TV. As a recitalist, Chow has performed at venues in countries all over the globe spanning from Singapore to the Netherlands. He has served as principal cellist of the Curtis Chamber Orchestra on Curtis on Tour, and also as principal cellist of the Curtis 20/21 ensemble in Cedile Chicago Lable’s Grammy-nominated CD album, Two x Four.

As a chamber musician, Chow has collaborated with notable artists such as the Borromeo Quartet, Jeffrey Khaner, Ida Kavafian, Scott St. John, Joseph Lin, Donald Weilerstein and Roberto Diaz, among others. Chow has appeared in music festivals such as Marlboro Music, Ravinia’s Steans Music Institute in Highland Park, Music from Angelfire, Aspen Music Festival and School and Music@Menlo Chamber Music Institute. 

He was awarded First Prize in the 2011 Mondavi National Young Artists Competition, and was also the 2008 recipient of the Lawrence Bedini Scholarship from the YES Foundation for the Arts in San Francisco. Chow recently completed his studies at the Curtis Institute of Music under the tutelage of Carter Brey and Peter Wiley.