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Shaun Choo

Singaporean Classical Pianist, Composer & Teacher

Singaporean pianist Shaun Choo attained his Diploma in Music Performance at fourteen under Ms. Lena Ching. He pursued his studies abroad at the University Mozarteum Salzburg, Austria, graduating with highest distinction the Degrees “Bachelor of Arts” under professors Karl-Heinz Kämmerling and Andreas Weber, and “Master of Arts” under Professor Jacques Rouvier respectively. Further mentors include Dmitri Alexeev, Bernd Goetzke, Matti Raekallio and Dang Thai Son.

Shaun is a prizewinner at more than ten international competitions, including nine first prizes. He emerged victorious at the 3rd International Piano Competition Istanbul Orchestra’ Sion and is a five- time prizewinner in international Chopin competitions held in Hungary, France, China, South Korea and Australia. Other notable triumphs include the Artur Schnabel Piano Competition Berlin, Grotrian Steinweg Piano Competition Beijing and ZF MusikPreis Friedrichshafen, and prizes at the "Flame" International Competition Paris and Blüthner Golden Tone Award in Vienna.

An avid composer, Shaun often performs his own works during recitals. He was commissioned by the Singapore Armed Forces to compose the Signal Formation Song during his two-year military service. He has conducted several masterclasses and is a recurring professor at the International Summer Academy Mozarteum. He holds the title of Adjunct Professor in Chun University Charlotte, North Carolina and Adjunct Lecturer at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts Singapore.

Shaun is the first and only external piano candidate in many years to be successfully admitted into the prestigious “Konzertexamen” Postgraduate Program at the Berlin University of the Arts, Germany, where he is currently under the tutelage of professor Björn Lehmann.

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