Prizewinner of the Hong Kong Music Festival in 1990 and the Kay Meek Competition (Vancouver) in 2000, Sylvia Chow also participated in the 2003 Sarasate International Violin Competition in Spain. She has performed in Hong Kong, China, Australia, USA, Canada, Spain and Italy. Sylvia has performed on Hong Kong television, and has been a soloist with the Hong Kong Shatin Philharmonic Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra.
Sylvia began her violin studies at the age of five with her grandfather, En-Ching Chow In 1995, she went to the Central Music Conservatory to study with Prof. Yao-ji Lin. Sylvia was awarded a full scholarship to attend the Idyllwild Arts Academy in 1997, and studied with Prof. Alice Schoenfeld of the University of Southern California. In 2006, Sylvia completed her Bachelor of Music Degree and Artist Diploma at the Vancouver Academy of Music with Prof. Taras Gabora.
Sylvia Chow was the assistant concertmaster of Vancouver Island Symphony from 2005 to 2008 and a member of the Hong Kong Sinfonietta from 2008 to 2014. She is a frequent extra player with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.
In her free time, she enjoys watching movies, trying new restaurants and spending time with her two-and-a-half year old son.