9. Jasmine Lai
Prelude and Fugue in C sharp major, BWV 848
Sonata in E flat major, Hob. XVI:52 I.
Etude No. 50, Op. 740
Piano Concerto No. 1 in G minor, Op. 25 III.
Jasmine is a young composer pianist and marimbist. She is studying piano from Glenn Riddle at Victorian College of the Arts Secondary school, marimba and orchestral percussion from Sergei Golovko at Australian Percussion Academy and composition from a renowned Australian Composer Tony Gould.
She loves interpreting music using either piano or marimba as there are a lot of different possibilities to perform the music. As a composer, she gets a lot of inspirations from different composers through understanding the different genre of music.
In her music performance, she was awarded an Associate Diploma in Music performance (Piano) from Australian Music Examinations Board in 2019 and Associate Diploma in Orchestral Percussion from Trinity College London in 2020. She was first place winners in Music Society Victoria Piano Competition (12 years and under in 2016 and 15 years and under in 2020), a winner of Australian Marimba Competition (Australian and New Zealand Student section in 2019). She was also winners in different international online piano competitions (e.g. WPTA Singapore International Piano Competition 2019, Brussels Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition 2019, etc.).
Her major achievement comes from her composition. She was winners of Australian Children Music Foundation (ACMF) National Songwriting Competition (Instrumental category) in 3 consecutive years from 2015 to 2017 In 2019, she was the youngest winner composer in Artology Fanfare Composer Competition. Internationally, she was first prize winners for 5 years (namely “Waltz in C major” in 2016, “Ice Skating” in 2017, “Holiday” in 2019, “Theme and Variations” in 2020, and “Consciousness 2.0” in 2021) and second prize winner (“Le moment” in 2018) in Golden Key Music Festival Piano Composition Competition.