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Brian Luo

Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition - First Round Finalist

Adelaide-born BRIAN LUO began piano lessons at the age of six, studying with Prof. David Lockett AM from age eight. After two years of learning the piano, he started to show great enthusiasm for the piano, winning numerous awards and prizes in Adelaide, including a Single Studies Scholarship at the Elder Conservatorium from 2012 - 2015. In 2015, Brian was offered a full scholarship place at the renowned Purcell School in London, where he studied with Patsy Toh, and later received a British Government scholarship to support his music studies. At Purcell, Brian had a variety of performance opportunities, and after winning an internal school competition was given the opportunity to perform at Milton Court. Now based in Melbourne, Brian is a completing his Master of Music (Performance) degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music studying with Glenn Riddle. In 2019 Brian was awarded the MCM Pearis Rodgers Scholarship, and also won the Musical Society of Victoria’s Hephzibah Menuhin Piano Award. In 2020 Brian won 1st Prize in the Melbourne Recital Centre Great Romantics Competition, receiving the prestigious Elisabeth Murdoch prize and was consequently invited to give a recital at the Peninsula Summer Music Festival. In 2021 Brian won the MCM Concerto and Aria Competition and as a result, performed with the Melbourne Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra at Hamer Hall. In 2022 Brian also won the Boroondara Concerto Competition and was a recipient of the Theme and Variations Foundations Award.

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