Malaysia-born New York-based Composer, Multi-instrumentalist, and Improviser. Chow's music has been lauded by Financial Times for its "skilful contrasts in both volume and texture". He explores the indefinite possibilities of tone color and sound in his music. Chow’s thorough knowledge of skills and characteristics of both Chinese and Western instruments has made him a leading figure in merging the music of East and West.
Among the awards Chow has received include the Grand Prize of Best Original Orchestra Work from the Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra International Composition Competition. Chow has received commissions from Albany Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Georgetown Festival in Malaysia, Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, among worldwide performances of his compositions in Malaysia, Singapore, Mainland China, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Germany, Italy, Lithuania, United States, and Canada.
As an active researcher in the music for Chinese Orchestra, Chow’s The TENG Guide to the Chinese Orchestra (co-author with Samuel Wong and Chenwei Wang) serves as a one-stop guide for composers, scholars and enthusiasts alike.
He is currently the Composer-In-Residence of The TENG Company (Singapore). He was previously the conductor of the Chinese Music Ensemble of New York (2018 – 2019).