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Ka Hou Chan

Dr. Ka Hou Chan has performed extensively in North America, Russia, Italy, Germany, Austria, and has appeared as a soloist in many prestigious international music festivals. Chan has had the honor of giving recitals at renowned concert halls such as Carnegie Hall (Weill Recital Hall) in the United States, Stiftung Mozarteum Wiener Saal in Salzburg, Ed Landreth Symphony Hall in Fort Worth, and The Sheremetev Palace in St. Petersburg, among others.


Dr. Chan was sponsored by the Cultural Affairs Bureau of the Macau SAR Government for his musical studies abroad in the US. Additionally, he has received full scholarships and the prestigious “Special Talent Music Awards” from Arizona State University's Herberger School of Music, as well as from Texas Christian University's School of Music. From 2017 to 2022, Chan served as a teaching assistant and guest accompanist at the two aforementioned universities. Chan received his early piano lessons from Professor Jun Yang at the Central Conservatory of Music in Beijing. He primarily studied under the tutelage of Dr. Baruch Meir, the founder and artistic director of the Bösendorfer International Piano Competition, and Mr. John Owings, a pupil of the legendary pianist Wilhelm Kempff. Moreover, Chan was fortunate to receive piano lessons from the renowned Dr. Yoheved Kaplinsky, chair of the piano department at The Juilliard School.


Dr. Chan is an enthusiastic piano teacher and research scholar. He has appeared as a lecturer and presenter at numerous national academic conferences in the US. His piano students have continued to win many important competitions in both Macau, China, and overseas. Currently, Chan serves as a part-time music instructor at the Macau Polytechnic University's Faculty of Arts and Design.

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