A man lifting his head towards the ceiling with eyes closed in a moment of reverence as he plays a grand piano on a dark stage in a spotlight.

Craig Taborn + Vicky Chow

Friday, December 6, 2013 at 7:30PM
Studio 2

Two masterful pianists from different musical worlds: Vicky Chow is a champion of new music, who performs as a soloist and with ensembles like the Bang on a Can All-Stars, and Craig Taborn is an unparalleled jazz keyboardist who tours as a soloist, band leader, and sideman with musicians like Dave Holland and Tim Berne. Chow and Taborn’s contrasting solo sets represented the wide spectrum of virtuoso pianism today. 

Chow has performed extensively as a classical and contemporary soloist, chamber musician, and ensemble member; While at the University of Michigan, Taborn became a member of saxophonist James Carter’s band. He has subsequently worked with many musicians, including Dave Douglas, Hugh Ragin, Eivind Opsvik, Marty Ehrlich, Drew Gress, Chris Potter, David Torn, Michael Formanek, and Tomasz Stanko, as well as with members of the Bad Plus. 


Avenging Angel Solos and Improvisations Craig Taborn, piano Interval Surface Image for piano and 40-channel 1-bit electronics - Tristan Perich Vicky Chow, piano

Main Image: Taborn in studio 2 during his performance in 2013. Photo: EMPAC/Rensselaer.

Dates + Tickets

Craig Taborn + Vicky Chow
Friday 6
7:30 PM
December 2013
Contemporary Performance