Adelaide based pianist Yundi Yuan studies piano with Dr Anna Goldsworthy and Mrs Eleonora Sivan. Yundi has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout Australia. She has performed Shostakovich’s No.1 Piano Concerto with the Elder Conservatorium Chamber Orchestra, and has been invited to perform as a guest artist at the Freedman Classical Award in the Sydney Opera House. Other concert appearances have included Recitals Australia, Flinders University Lunchtime Concert, Urrbrae House Twilight Concert, The Firm New Music, and Tempo Rubato in Melbourne.
Yundi was the winner of the Recitals Australia Lunch Hour Award in 2018 and was also the winner of the “SA State Final of Young Virtuoso” competition, along with being a national finalist in the Fine Music Network’s Young Virtuosi Award in 2016.
Yundi has recently completed a Master of Philosophy research degree from the Elder Conservatorium of Music with a full scholarship, under the supervision of Mr Stephen Whittington and Dr Anna Goldsworthy. She has been a recipient of the William Silver Scholarship, the Daisy Burmeister Salotti Pianoforte Scholarship and the Jack de Vos Scholarship.
Shawn Hui is currently an honours-year piano student at the Elder Conservatorium studying under Dr Anna Goldsworthy and Eleonora Sivan. In his undergraduate study, Shawn was the recipient of multiple scholarships, including the Muriel Perry Scholarship, and the Patrick Cecil Greenland Scholarship for Pianoforte. Some notable concert appearances include performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No. 1 in B-flat minor, Op. 23, with the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra in 2021, as well as being a finalist in the 2021 Geoffrey Parsons Award and the 2022 Collaborative Pianist Award. Shawn is also the recipient of Recitals Australia 2022 Elder Conservatorium Fellowship.
Born in Hong Kong, Esmond Choi is an Australian pianist and composer currently in his Honours year at the Elder Conservatorium of Music. He holds seven scholarships which include The Daisy Burmeister Salotti Scholarship for Pianoforte, The Diana Harris Prize for Accompaniment, and The Maude Puddy Scholarship. He has played for Jean-Efflam Bavouzet, Nicholas Mathew, Paavali Jumppanen, Neal Peres Da Costa and Stefan Ammer. Esmond is the current pianist for the Novus ensemble, and organist for St. Cuthbert’s Anglican Church. He has collaborated with numerous ensembles including the Elder Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, and recently collaborated with the Elder Music Lab performing with the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Currently Esmond studies with Lucinda Collins, Head of Keyboard at the Elder Conservatorium.