The Kennedy Center

Paul Chou


Paul Hsun-Ling Chou, has been featured in numerous international venues and his virtuosity has been described as “stunning, combining electric energy and tenderness.”  His performances have been met with critical acclaim by domestic and international audiences and critics, having appeared twice at the Shenyang International Music Festival in China and the Ofecina di Curitiba in Brazil, in addition to recent performances in Italy with pianist Ann Chang.  He has recorded with the progressive rock band Shadow Gallery on the Magna Carta label and has recently completed “Violino Brasileiro” with pianist Ney Fialkow following their Brazilian tour.  Paul has presented as an arts advocate at American University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, the Juilliard School, and other performing arts schools in the United States and Canada. He has also served on panels for the National Endowment for the Arts and the Lehigh Valley Arts Council in Pennsylvania.

Paul started his professional career on Wall Street where he held various senior information technology positions at PaineWebber and Balfour Maclaine Corporation. Prior to moving to Washington, D.C., Paul held the Ronald J. Ulrich Endowed Chair of Orchestral Studies at Lehigh University for more than 13 years, where he founded the Orchestra Program.  Chou is currently a Senior Client Partner at Korn/Ferry International where he co-leads the Education Practice. Paul received his formal undergraduate musical training at the Indiana University-Bloomington and at the S.U.N.Y Stony Brook where he completed graduate studies.

Watch Past Performances

Video 1/22/2012: Ann Chang and Paul Chou

Pianist Chang, a Fulbright Scholar and Artistic Director of the Lied Center for Performing Arts in Lincoln, Nebraska, performs with violinist Chou.

Paul Chou