B i o g r a p h y
M. Mus (Germany)
Concert Violinist and Conductor
Chairman, Asian String Teachers Association
Director, Kalvin Chau School of Music
International Competition Jury
Kalvin Chau has been performing and coordinating with international musicians as well as local young talents on global platforms.
Chau has performed and recorded in North America and Europe with various ensembles, including the Mainzer Oratorien Orchestra, the Kammerorchester Con Arco and the Bach Ensemble of the Europa Chor Akademie in Germany.
In Hong Kong, he has performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hong Kong Sinfonietta. As an active violinist, he has recorded for the RTHK Radio 4 and has given solo recitals at the Hong Kong City Hall and St. John's Cathedral. He has also performed solo at the Hong Kong City Hall, the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, the University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Baptist University.
From 2009 to 2021, Chau had been the recipient of the Outstanding Teacher Award in Violin Solo from the China Artist Association. His students have been prize-winners of the "Jungend Musiziert” (Germany), Italy-Hong Kong International Music Competition, Oskar Rieding International Competition (Slovenia), Japan-Hong Kong International Music Competition, Youth Arts Festival (Beijing), Hong Kong International Music Festival as well as the Schools Music Festival in Hong Kong. Students were also invited for solo performances in Italy, Germany, New York, Slovenia, Beijing and Hong Kong. Since 2017, Chau has been the faculty member of Casalmaggiore International Music Festival (Italy). Thanks to modern technology, Chau has been giving masterclasses for violinists all over the world.
As an orchestra conductor, his orchestras have won various prizes and performed in “Un Viaggio Musicale in Italia” in Parma, Italy. In 2016, Chau became the guest conductor of Opera Passion IV, presented by the Opera Society of Hong Kong and Bellissima Italia Festival.
Recently, Chau performed and recorded for the well-known singer-songwriter Ivana Wong. In addition to music, he is also an accomplished writer and publishes regularly on iMoney Magazine 《名人薈萃》.