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SIRIUS CHAU

Flautist

ROYAL OVER-SEAS LEAGUE COMPETITION

Sirius has won the Wind, Brass & Percussion Prize at the 68th Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition. He will compete for the Gold Medal in the Queen Elizabeth Hall on 1 June 2020. 

UPCOMING SHOWS

Pacific Winds' Quintet Recital
Feb 18, 1:00 PM
St James's Church, Sussex Gardens
 

ABOUT

"His performance lacked nothing. The musicality and the technical skills were there to see and hear"

Robin Gregory, Eastbourne Herald

Winner of the Royal Over-Seas League Competition 2020, Hong Kong flautist Sirius Chau was named the Musicus Society’s Young Artist, Tillett Trust’s Young Artist and Manchester Mid-day Concerts Series’ Artist in 2018/19 season. Recent highlights have included receiving the Tagore Gold Medal from His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Scholarship, working with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera Orchestra and City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, solo debuts at the Wigmore Hall and Bridgewater Hall, as well as competing in the Carl Nielsen International Competition. He won the Best Performance Award at Hamamatsu International Festival and first prize at the Magalif’s International Competition, Eastbourne Soloist Competition, Westbourne Orchestra Competition and RCM competitions. Sirius studied at the Royal College of Music in London for an Artist Diploma in Performance and Master of Music with Distinction, generously supported by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund and Drake Calleja Trust.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

Daniel Jemison, Principal Bassoon London Symphony Orchestra

It was a real pleasure to hear the fantastic control that you have... thrilling conclusion.

Gill Johnston,

North London Festival of Music

Gorgeous, communicative flute playing and what a great, mature sound you are making .

Holly Mathieson, Conductor

Royal Scottish National Orchestra

Expressive, engaged and varied colour... very polished and professional

 

ACHIEVEMENTS

ROYAL OVER-SEAS LEAGUE MUSIC COMPETITION

Winner | 2020 February

Sirius won the Wind, Brass & Percussion Prize at the 68th Royal Over-Seas League Music Competition, adjudicated by Joy Farrall, Gavin Henderson CBE, Ursula Leveaux and Geoff Parkin. He will compete in the Gold Medal Final on 1 June 2020 in the Queen Elizabeth Hall.

GLYNDEBOURNE PIT PERFECT

Winner | 2020 February

Sirius won the flute position at Glyndebourne's Pit Perfect Scheme. He will perform with the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra from September to December 2020 for their production of Madama Butterfly.

BRANDENBURG CONCERTO AT NATIONAL CONCERT HALL

Soloist | 2019 August

As a result of a last-minute cancellation from Ms Emily Beynon, the Principal Flute at the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, Sirius stepped in to perform Bach's Brandenburg Concerto with David Chan, Concertmaster of the Metropolitan Opera in New York, Anders Norell, Principal Flute at National Symphony Orchestra in Taiwan, and the award-winning Formosa Quartet.

MUSICUS SOCIETY ARTIST

Winner | 2019 April

Sirius was named the Musicus Society Artist in Hong Kong, founded by internationally renowned cellist Trey Lee. Future engagements with the Society include collaboration with pianist Colleen Lee, prizewinner at the International Chopin Piano Competition.

 

SCHEDULE

Pacific Winds' Quintet Recital
New Malden URC Church
Verdi's Luisa Miller
London Coliseum
Marco Polo and the Sounds of Carnival
Y-Theatre
St James's Piccadilly Recital
St James's Church Piccadilly
ROSL Gold Medal Final
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Flute & Clarinet Duo
Weymouth Bay Methodist Church
 
 

MEDIA

A. Piazzolla Histoire du Tango
J. Ibert Flute Concerto, iii. Allegro scherzando

GALLERY

 

SERVICES

Passionate about sharing his music insight, Sirius is keen on teaching and performing.

Sirius enjoys teaching as he loves sharing his knowledge and experience. He has taught students range from complete beginners to advanced players, with the youngest student aged 4. As well as one-to-one private teaching, he is also experienced in teaching group classes. His students have taken the ABRSM graded exams and achieved excellent results with distinctions. His teaching approach strikes a fine balance between fundamental technique and repertoire, to ensure the students are technically and musically competent. 

Sirius regularly plays for weddings and private events with different chamber groups, including flute and harp duo, as well as flute, clarinet and bassoon/piano trio. With his international background, it adds diversity to the groups.

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