Marlena Chow, violin, received her B. M. degree in violin performance at the New England Conservatory in Boston, where she studied with Malcolm Lowe, the concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. Prior to joining the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, she was a member of the New World Symphony in Miami Beach.
Her summers are spent in Santa Fe, N.M., where she has been a member of the Santa Fe Opera Orchestra since 2003.
As a soloist, Chow has appeared with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, the National Repertory Orchestra in Breckenridge, Colo., the New World Symphony and the Civic Orchestra of Minneapolis. As a chamber musician, she has performed with members of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra, at the Tanglewood and Aspen music festivals, with the New World Symphony, the New England Conservatory, the National Repertory Orchestra and the Musicorda Summer String Program. She has also been a guest artist with the Chamber Music Society of Minnesota and the Headwaters Music Festival.
A certified Suzuki violin teacher, she enjoys maintaining a private teaching studio in Naples.
During Chow’s sabbatical in the 2008-09 season, she traveled throughout the US and abroad, visiting India, Nepal, Spain, Monaco, Greece, Turkey and Italy. The highlights of her travels were trekking through Nepal and summiting a 15,000-foot peak in the Himalayas. Chow has been a member of the Naples Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001.
Marlena Chow is underwritten by
David & Cecile Wang.