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Mr Benjamin Au
Piano Teacher (On Leave)


Benjamin was born in 1987 and had his first piano lesson at the age of five, and enrolled in the Junior Programme of the Hong Kong Academy forPerforming Arts in the following year. He won numerous prizes and honours at many competitions, including the first prize winner of the Hong Kong Piano Open Competition Rachmaninoff section in 2007, and the 2nd runnerup of the senior class of the Asian Youth Music Competition 2009, in 2011, he was the champion of the concerto section of the Sydney Eisteddfod competition and two piano section of the Wollongong Eisteddfod competition, etc. Besides participating in competitions, he is also a keen student on opera coaching, chamber music and historical music performance.

 

He had been studying Fortepiano under Dr Shane Levesque and performed Keyboard concerto in F minor BWV 1056 by J. S. Bach as a solo harpsichordist, Organ concerto in C major by Haydn as an organist and Basso continuo in Opera “King Arthur” by Purcell under the leadership of Shalev Ad- El. He studied chamber with Ingrid Fliter, Georg Pedersen, Ole Böhn, Daniel Hescovitch, He was also the Repetiteur at Musica Viva (HK)’s production of L’elisir d’amore by Donizetti before he furthered his study in Sydney.

 

He is a Graduate of both Diploma Programme and Bachelor of Music (Honours) at the HKAPA, and has been studying piano with Raymond Young since 2001. From 2011, he furthered his study in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under the guidance of Professor Gerard Williems supported by the Molly McAulay memorial Scholarship. And he just finished studying his second Master degree in SCM majoring in Operatic Repetiteur under Mr Stephen Mould supported by Sonja Hanke memorial Scholarship. He was just granted Australian Collaborative Pianist Scholarship to attend Bel Canto Summer Program held in Munich, Germany. He is currently working as a Repetiteur/coach at Pacific Opera.

 

On account of his achievements and numerous recommendations, he was just granted the Australian Permanent Residency via Distinguished Talent Program in 2014.

Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance
Arco Music Academy School Hurstville Sydney New South Wales NSW Australia Violin Piano String Orchestra Musician Performance