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ACHIEVEMENTS

68th 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

Artist | 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.

Zetland Foundation

Scholar | 2019 April

Sirius is very grateful for the generous support from the Zetland Foundation.

Carl Nielsen International Flute Competition

Selected Candidate | 2019 March

Sirius has been invited as one of the 24 flautists to participate in the most prestigious flute competition internationally, the Carl Nielsen International Competition in Denmark. He is the only candidate from the United Kingdom and from Hong Kong.

Eugene Magalif Flute Concerto Competition

First Prize | 2018 December

Sirius won First Prize in Eugene Magalif Flute Concerto Competition in the USA. He is awarded a Brannen-Copper Silver headjoint. 

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Scholar

Scholar | 2018 September

Sirius has been awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Scholarship in support of his Artist Diploma studies at the Royal College of Music.

Hamamatsu Wind Academy and Festival

Best Performance Award | 2018 August

Sirius won the Best Performance Award at the Winners' Concert at the 24th Hamamatsu Wind Academy and Festival in Japan. Members of the Jury are prominent wind players from different countries, including Michael Collins, Peter Moore, Eric Aubier and Laurent Lefèvre. Sirius will therefore give his debut recital at Yamaha Ginza in 2019. 

Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund

Scholar | 2018 July

Sirius is extremely grateful to the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund. Their generous support allows him to pursue the Artist Diploma in Performance course at the Royal College of Music. 

Tagore Gold Medal

Winner | 2018 July

Sirius has been nominated and won one of the most prestigious awards at the Royal College of Music, the Tagore Gold Medal. In recognition to his contribution to the life at the RCM, the medal will be presented to Sirius at next year's President's Visit by HRH The Prince of Wales.

RCM Concerto Competition

First Prize | 2018 May

Sirius is thrilled to have won the Royal College of Music Concerto Competition. He will perform Chaminade's Flute Concertino with the RCM Philharmonic on 7 February 2019.

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First Prize | 2018 May

Competing against three other finalists including a violinist, pianist and clarinetist, Sirius won the Westbourne Orchestra Concerto Competition and has performed Ibert's Flute Concerto with the Westbourne Orchestra in July 2018. 

RCM Solo Woodwind Competition

Winner | 2018 May

Sirius won the Flute Prize, as well as the Edward & Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize (Overall Winner) in the annual RCM Solo Woodwind Competition with Geoff Parkin, Director of ROSL ARTS, adjucating.

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Scholar | 2018 May

Sirius is grateful for the support from the Drake Calleja Trust over the past two years on his Master of Music in Performance studies at the RCM. The Drake Calleja Trust has decided to continue having Sirius as their Scholar in the academic year 2018-19. 

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Ian Fleming Award | 2018 May

After auditioning in front of a panel of six professional musicians including clarinettist Emma Johnson, Sirius was awarded one of the major HMUK Postgraduate Awards, the Ian Fleming Award. This allows him to pursue the Artist Diploma in Performance course at the RCM in 2018-19.

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Grant Recipient | 2018 April

Help Musicians UK is generously supporting Sirius' participation in music courses in Canada this summer. 

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Selected Artist | 2018 March

After auditioning for the Tillett Trust, Sirius has been selected as one of the four Tillett Trust Young Artists. With the generous help of the Trust, Sirius is making his debut in Wigmore Hall with pianist Kumi Matsuo in March 2019.

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Grant Recipient | 2018 March

With the support from the EMI Music Sound Foundation, Sirius is able to purchase his own Kingma & Brannen Alto Flute. 

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Scholar | 2018 March

Sirius is selected to participate in the 2018 Orford Music Academy in Canada as their Scholar this summer. He will study with world-renowned flautist Paula Robison and perform in Rising Stars Concert. 

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Grant Recipient | 2018 February

With the generous help from the Loan Fund for Musical Instruments, Sirius is able to purchase his own Kingma & Brannen Alto Flute. 

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First Prize | 2018 January

As one of the five finalists at the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition, Sirius won the title '2018 Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist'. He will perform Mozart's Concerto in G major with the Orchestra on 21 October 2018. 

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Postgraduate Study Award | 2016-18

Sirius is thrilled to receive the Countess of Munster Musical Trust Postgraduate Study Award for two consecutive years. The awards have made his Master of Music in Performance studies at the RCM possible. 

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Leverhulme Arts Scholarship | 2016-18

In recognition of his progress at the RCM, Sirius was awarded the RCM Study Award supported by a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship.

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Selected Artist | 2017 December

After a series of competitive auditions, the Duo Bauhinia comprises of Sirius and pianist Chi-Hoi Cheung has won a place to perform at the prestigious Bridgewater Hall in Manchester on 4 March 2019 as part of the Manchester Mid-day Concerts Series.

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Alain-Marion Scholarship | 2017 June

Sirius was given the precious opportunity to study privately with Mathieu Dufour, Principal Flute at the Berlin Philharmonic, renowned soloist Philippe Bernold, Ulla Miilmann and Marie-Andrée Benny. He also performed Ibert's Flute Concerto at the Domaine Forget Concert Hall. He was awarded the Alain-Marion Scholarship as the most outstanding flautist the Academy.  

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Alion Baltic International Music Festival

Scholar | 2017 March

As a Scholar, Sirius was invited to join the Alion Baltic International Music Festival in Estonia where he studied with Elisabeth Möst and Rita D'Arcangelo. He gave several performances across Tallinn, including Tallinn Town Hall, History Museum and Estonian Theatre & Music Museum.

St Marylebone Educational Foundation

Scholar | 2017 February

Sirius is honoured to be selected as one of the Scholars at the St Marylebone Educational Foundation.

Kathleen Trust

Scholar | 2017 February

Sirius is honoured to be selected as a Kathleen Trust Scholar.