Reuben Tsang: Rising Piano Sensation
Image: Reuben Tsang. Photo by Jay Patel

It’s fair to call Reuben Tsang a prodigy. At just 12 years old, he played Chopin and Beethoven at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition — one of the most prestigious piano competitions in the world. It was a performance that stunned judges and audiences and augured a luminous career for the young musician. 

His return to the competition last year earned him the Nancy Weir Best Australian Pianist Prize. Tsang is currently completing a Bachelor of Music at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University on the Emily Reinhardt Piano Scholarship. His tutor is the esteemed Russian-born and trained pianist, Natasha Vlassenko.  

Born and raised in Cairns, Queensland, Tsang began taking piano lessons when he was just 5 years old and immediately showed potential. In 2018, while still in high school, he performed for the then Prince Charles during a royal visit to Cairns. 

Tsang has performed in various masterclasses held by well-renowned artists including Behzod Abduraimov, Sergio Tiempo, Jovanni-Rey de Pedro, Mikhail Solovei, Roy Howat and Andrea Lam. He performs as a piano soloist and chamber musician locally in Brisbane and within the Queensland Conservatorium. 

With a gleaming future clearly in sight, Tsang is a musician in demand. His upcoming tour has been eagerly anticipated and the performances will present a rare opportunity to see a star in the making. 

With a sensitive, poetic touch, Tsang has selected a program that features some of the most beautiful piano ever written. 


Domenico Scarlatti

Sonata in D major K.119

Sonata in C major K.132

Sonata in G major K.427

Johannes Brahms

 Piano Sonata No.1 in C major Op.1

I. Allegro

II. Andante

III. Scherzo. Allegro molto e con fuoco — Più mosso

IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco — Presto non troppo ed agitato

– Interval –

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart 

Piano Sonata No.3 in B♭ major K.281

I. Allegro

II. Andante amoroso

III. Rondo (Allegro)

Gabriel Fauré

Impromptu No.1 in E♭ major Op.25

Impromptu No.3 in A♭ major Op.34

Impromptu No.5 in F# minor Op.102

Franz Liszt 

Rhapsodie espagnole S.254


Saturday 23 March at 7:30pm

Verbrugghen Hall, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, 1 Conservatorium Rd, Sydney

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