Episode 1: pianist Brian Luo

Pianist Brian Luo

Our second performer on Episode 1 of The Talent is pianist Brian Luo. He’ll be performing Chopin’s Ballade No. 3 in A-flat Major, and Liszt’s Etudes d’exécution transcendante, S. 139 No. 4 (“Mazeppa”).

Find out more about Brian below.

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 both as soloist and chamber musician, and after winning an internal school competition was given the opportunity to perform at Milton Court. He has also given recitals in Sacile, Venice, Scotland, and in Australia. Now based in Melbourne, Brian is a 2nd year BMus student 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.

Tune in to The Talent tonight at 7pm on 103.5FM, 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne, or stream live at 3mbs.org.au

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