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Jennifer Chou

General Details

Premier Prix d'Orgue, Prix de Virtuosite, Performance Certificate, M.Mus, B.A.(Mus)

Concert organist, recitals and concerts by arrangement.
Organ and Trombone Duo – concerts and music for events.

Teach piano, pipe organ, and harpsichord.
Teach general music theory and aural training.
Piano and organ accompanying for exams and concerts.

Jennifer Chou is Director of Music at Toorak Uniting Church, Toorak. She has taught the pipe organ for the Australian Catholic University. As a concert organist, she gives concerts both in Australia and overseas. She has appeared as recitalist in venues such as Notre-Dame de Paris, Westminster Abbey, St Gilles Edinburgh, Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide Town Halls, Sydney University, and in cathedrals in Australia and New Zealand.

Jennifer is half of the trombone and organ duo with Joseph Yu. The duo toured in England and Italy in 2007 and their performances received high acclaims. The duo was invited twice to performed at the Ballarat Goldfields Music Festival in 2006 and 2010.

Some highlights of Jennifer’s solo performances:
In 2008, Jennifer was invited by Recitals Australia to perform the complete Livre du Saint-Sacrement by Olivier Messiaen in Adelaide. She world premiered The end of the illusion – an epitaph to Jean Baudrillard at the Melbourne Town Hall in 2009. The piece was commissioned by the City of Melbourne, composed by Australian composer David Chisholm.
In 2010 she was invited by the Adelaide Organ Music Society and the Adelaide Town Hall to give solo recitals.
In 2016, Jennifer performed as the guest organist for the International Bamboo Organ Festival in Las Pinas (The Philippines).
In 2017, Jennifer will tour New Zealand to give solo recitals in Wellington, Napier, Palmerston North, and Whanganui. She will also travel to Europe again to perform in Germany, England and Denmark.

Jennifer Chou graudated in music at the Chinese University of Hong Kong . She holds a Master of Music degree in organ performance and Performance Certificate with Honors from Northwestern University (USA) where her teacher was Wolfgang Ruebsam. She went to France to further her studies in organ performance and obtained the prix d’excellence and prix de virtuosite a l’unanimite avec les felicitations du jury in the organ class of Susan Landale at the Conservatoire National de Region de Rueil-Malmaison in Paris. She specialised her studies in French Baroque and North German repertoire with Michel Bouvard and Jan Willem Jansen at the Centre d’ Etudes Superieures de Musique et Danse in Toulouse and obtained the Premier Prix a l’unanimite. She competed in international competitions and won special mention in the Biarritz International Organ Competition in France.

Jennifer has studied the harpsichord with Joyce Lindorf, Wolfgang Ruebsam, Jan Willem Jansen, and harpsichord and fortepiano with Yasuko Bouvard-Umaya.

As a piano player, she holds ATCL in piano performance and has studied the piano at the Chinese University of Hong Kong with Teresita Botelho and piano accompanying at Northwestern University with Dr Laurence Davis.

These details were last updated on August 2, 2016

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