Aaron Liu in Recital (Brisbane)

4pm Saturday 16 June 2012



Come and support Aaron as he prepares the 2012 Sydney International Piano Competition being held in July.  This is an opportunity for Aaron to play some of the pieces he is preparing for this demanding competition and for friends, supporters and the local community to offer their encouragement.



Theme & Variations Piano Services

60 Commercial Road Newstead Brisbane Queensland Australia



Free Admission. 

RSVP is appreciated – please phone (07) 3666 0650 or email alice@themeandvariations.com.au




Haydn – Sonata in B minor, Hob xvi:32

Beethoven – Sonata in D major, op.10 No.3

Liszt/Verdi – Rigoletto Paraphrase




Chopin – Ballade No.1 in G minor, op.23

Chopin – Sonata No.3 in B minor, op. 58





Aaron Liu was born in Melbourneand began to learn the piano at the age of 5. He is currently in his 3rd year of his Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Griffith University, studying with Oleg Stepanov.


Over the years, Aaron has achieved some good success in piano competitions. Prizes include winning the MTAQ Queensland Piano Competition, the National Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition (13-15yrs), the Yamaha Recitals Scholarship and numerous awards at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University.

In 2009, he was awarded the Encouragement award at the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition and was selected to compete in the Hamamatsu International Piano Competition.


Aaron was awarded the Griffith Award for Academic Excellence for his studies in 2010 and 2011.  Recently, he has been privileged to be selected to partake in the Sydney International Piano Competition, held in July. Aaron has also had the pleasure of receiving masterclasses from pianists such as Dmitri Alexeev, Michele Campanella, Boris Berman, Leslie Howard, Diedre Irons, Paul Lewis, Ian Munro, Christina Ortiz, Sergio Tiempo, Phillip Shovk, Tamas Ungar and Gerard Willems.


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10th Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia
July 4th – July 21st, 2012


All stages of the Competition will be broadcast live throughout Australia and New Zealand and worldwide on the internet by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation’s radio station ABC Classic FM.


The Competition is open to pianists of any nationality who are aged 17 but under 31 years of age on the 4th July 2012.


Admission will be limited to a maximum of thirty six (36) applicants.


There will be cash prizes totalling approximately, one hundred and fifty thousand Australian dollars (AUD150,000).


The Competition has five stages held in the Seymour Center, Universityof Sydney.  Stage V will be held in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.

The Prizewinners’ Concert will be held in the Concert Hall of the Sydney Opera House.


For more information please visit www.sipca.com.au


Aaron is one of two pianists from Brisbane competing in SIPCA 2012.  The other pianist, Alex Raineri, will perform a similar recital the following day – 17 June.  For more information please click here.

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