Press Release: Local pianist to play in final round of Sydney Eisteddfod Allison/Henderson Piano Scholarship

25 August 2014

Twenty-one-year-old pianist David Soo of Wheelers Hill will compete against three other outstanding young players in the final round of the prestigious Sydney Eisteddfod Allison/Henderson Piano Scholarship. A student of the Melbourne Conservatorium, David studies with Glenn Riddle who won this scholarship when it was first offered in 1982.

With a string of prizes to his credit, David already has established already himself as a successful competitor. He has won prizes in the Magin International Piano Competition in France, the ASEAN International Chopin Competition in Malaysia and in 2011 claimed the Melbourne Recital Centreā€™s Elizabeth Murdoch Prize at the Great Romantics Competition.

He broadcasts frequently on ABC FM and 3MBS and his recent solo debut recital at the Melbourne Recital Centre was completely sold out. David has performed as a concerto soloist with various orchestras, won scholarships and awards from the University of Melbourne and has qualified as a national finalist in the 2014 ABC Young Performer of the Year Award.

The final of the 2014 Sydney Eisteddfod Allison/Henderson Piano Scholarship will take place in the Recital Hall West at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music on Sunday, 31 August at 2.30pm.

Jennie Lees, PhD

Media Liaison & Public InformationĀ 

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