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Reuben Tsang

Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition - First Round Finalist

Described in a review by Sounds Like Sydney as a pianist with “technical wizardry and versatility”, Cairns-born Reuben Tsang is now guided by Natasha Vlassenko OAM in his Bachelor of Music studies at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

Reuben has been a recipient of numerous awards in prestigious competitions. Most recently, he was a semi-finalist and recipient of several prizes including the Nancy Weir Best Australian Pianist Award at the 2023 Sydney International Piano Competition. Other achievements include receiving the Elisabeth Murdoch First Prize in the 2022 Great Romantics Competition, reaching the semi-finals of the 2023 Aarhus International Piano Competition in Denmark and receiving the “Best Performance of a Russian Work” prize in the 2021 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition.

Reuben was also fortunate to be given a national recital tour opportunity by Piano+, performing in Sydney, Canberra, Brisbane and Melbourne. Other exciting highlights include performing a recital at the 2023 Peninsula Summer Music Festival and performing with the North Queensland Chamber Orchestra. Reuben has also relished performing in masterclasses held by notable pianists including Sergio Tiempo, Jayson Gillham, Behzod Abduraimov, Andrea Lam and Elisabeth Brauss. Additionally, Reuben has enjoyed exploring the art song genre in the 2023 Queensland Art Song Festival and performing with various chamber groups and alongside notable musicians including Li-Wei Qin and Dale Barltrop.

Reuben looks forward to many more musical endeavours including performing in the 2024 Musical Chairs Chamber Music Festival in Montreal and performing Rachmaninov’s Second Piano Concerto with the Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra.

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