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