RICHARD GILL AUDITORIUM –
ACADEMY OF PERFORMING ARTS
Friday 9 July 2021
4:45 pm (30’) AEST
Prelude and Fugue in Eb minor, BWV 853 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Etude No. 2, Op. 10
Sonata Hob. XVI/50, I.
Barcarolle, Op. 60
12 year old Chinese Australian Nicole began her piano lessons at age 5 under the tutelage of Ms Ivy Chan and Prof. Yoon Sen Lee. She has won more than 20 first prizes in local and international piano competitions.
At age 8, Nicole won the first international prize award at Grand Prize Virtuoso International Music Competition in Austria, and made her first Europe debut at Wiener Saal Mozarteum in Salzburg. At age 10, she also won first prize at the Global Outstanding Chinese Artists International Piano Competition in Shenzhen, China. At age 11, Nicole received first prize, Prize J.S Bach and the Les Maitres du Piano award at the Gagny International Piano Competition in France.
Nicole also won first prizes in many local music festivals and competitions, including Fremantle Eisteddfod, North of Perth Music Festival, West Australian Pianist Competition, South Suburban Music Society Eisteddfod, West Australian Music Teachers Association and etc.
In addition, Nicole has obtained two music qualifications with high distinction – Pianoforte Certificate of Performance by Australian Music Examinations Board, and Diploma by Conservatoire International De Musique Paris, France.
A music scholarship student, Nicole also plays the Chinese instrument Gu Zheng and sings at her school choir. She often performs for local community and school concerts. Her most recent performance was in November 2020 when she performed Beethoven Piano Concerto No. 3 with Fremantle Symphony Orchestra in Perth.
In 2021, Nicole obtained her Licentiate of Trinity College London (LTCL) Piano Performance Diploma.