The Australian pianist Kathy Chow considers the piano to be her “voice”. “I treasure the connection I feel when I listen to, or play music; it has become my way of communicating with people”, she says, and that communicative skill captivated judges and  audience alike when she won the 2018 Birmingham International Piano Competition. Her first full-length Town Hall recital embraces both Bach and Prokofiev, plus the deep Romantic poetry of Debussy, Schumann and Chopin.