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Jasmine Lai

Young Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition - First Round Finalist

17 year-old Jasmine Lai is a multi-awarded young composer-pianist. She studies piano with Glenn Riddle and is currently a year 12 student in Victorian College of the Arts Secondary School (VCASS).


In 2021 Jasmine won 1st Prize in the Sydney Eisteddfod Junior Pianoforte Scholarship, one of Australia’s most prestigious awards for young musicians. Other awards include the 2021 Margaret Green Junior Pianoforte Scholarship, the 2022 Phyllis MacDonald Piano Scholarship, as well as the Musical Society of Victoria’s Des Stevenson, Eda Schurmann and Nehama Patkin Memorial Awards. Internationally she has won the Grand Prix Award in the 2023 New York Glory International Piano Competition, as well as 1st prizes in the 2023 International Piano Competition Online, the 2022 WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition, the 2022 WPTA Spain International Piano Competition, the 2023 Ad Libitum Piano Competition, the 2022 Orbetello International Piano Competition, the 2023 Bach Pianist Competition, and the 2023 Lancaster International Piano Competition  She has performed piano concertos by Mozart and Beethoven with the Camerata Orchestra and the Preston Symphony Orchestra and in 2023 was the winner of the Preston Symphony Youth Concerto Competition. Recently she won the Prodigy prize from ArsClassica International Junior Competition and as a result will give a solo recital in Rome in 2025. Besides solo performance, Jasmine is active as a composer and has had works performed by Australian Youth Orchestra, Queensland Youth Orchestra, Adelaide Youth Orchestra and Melbourne Youth Orchestra. Jasmine is also a keen chamber musician and is a member of Carpe Diem Piano Trio.

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