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Mr Sirius Chau
Mr Sirius Chau

Qualifications:
Artist Diploma in Performance/ Royal College of Music
Master of Music in Performance (Distinction)/ RCM
Bachelor of Music (First-class Honours)/ RCM
DipABRSM (Flute)
LRSM (Piano)
LTCL (Recital/Recorder)
Grade 8 Theory
Instruments: Flute
Piano
Recorder
Music Theory
Ability Levels: Beginners to Advanced


Notes:

Recently selected as the Tillett Trust Young Artist and Manchester Mid-day Concerts Artist, Hong Kong-born flautist Sirius Chau is a young rising soloist and orchestral player in the U.K. and Asia. After receiving the highest classification ‘Exceptional Distinction’ in his graduation recital, Sirius was awarded the Master of Music in Performance with Distinction under the tutelage of Katie Bedford and Sue Thomas at the Royal College of Music (RCM), where he obtained his Bachelor of Music with first-class honours. He is the recipient of the prestigious Tagore Gold Medal (2018) in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the life of the RCM.

Sirius’ competition successes and scholarships include: Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist (2018), RCM Concerto Competition (2018), RCM Solo Woodwind Competition – Flute Prize and overall winner with Edward & Helen Hague Senior Woodwind Prize (2018), Westbourne Orchestra Concerto Competition (2018), EMI Music Sound Foundation (2018), Help Musicians UK – Develop Fund and Ian Fleming Award (2018), Loan Fund for Musical Instruments (2018), Drake Calleja Trust (2016-19), Countess of Munster Musical Trust Postgraduate Study Award (2016-18), Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund (2018-19), Kathleen Trust (2017), St Marylebone Educational Foundation (2017), RCM Study Award and Postgraduate Award supported by a Leverhulme Arts Scholarship (2016-18), Enkor International Music Competition (2016). He was the Alain-Marion Scholarship holder at the Domaine Forget International Music Academy (2017) in Canada where he studied privately with Emmanuel Pahud, Mathieu Dufour, Philippe Bernold and Ulla Miilmann. He also won scholarships to receive trainings at the Orford Music Academy (2018) in Canada studying with Paula Robison and the Alion Baltic International Music Festival (2017) in Estonia.

As an active soloist and orchestral player, Sirius has performed at the Barbican Centre, Royal Festival Hall, St John’s Smith Square, LSO St. Luke’s, London Coliseum, and major performance venues in Hong Kong and Estonia including the Hong Kong Cultural Centre and Tallinn Town Hall. He has appeared on stage as a member of the English National Opera Orchestra, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra, London Firebird Orchestra and RCM orchestras; and has worked with renowned conductors Sir Roger Norrington, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Nicholas Collon and Martyn Brabbins. Since learning the flute under the supervision of Matthew Wu, Sirius was elected as the Art Ambassador by the Hong Kong Arts Development Council and awarded a scholarship from the Sir Robert Black Trust Fund Committee Grants. He was the principal flute in the New Hong Kong Orchestra, UBS Orchestra and Metropolitan Youth Orchestra of Hong Kong. As a concerto soloist, Sirius has performed the world premiere of Ray Leung’s alto-flute concerto Waiting, Ibert’s Concerto, Vivaldi’s and Mozart’s Concerto in D with the Westbourne Orchestra, RCM Wind Ensemble and Hong Kong Flute Academy.

Sirius is a keen piccolo and baroque-flute player, under the mentorship of Kathleen Stevenson and Rachel Brown respectively. Future highlights include his debuts at the Wigmore Hall and at the Bridgewater Hall in March 2019, as well as a concerto performance with the Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra in October.

I have taught students ranged from complete beginners to advanced players, with the youngest student aged 5 and the most mature students aged 52. Besides being experienced in one-to-one private coaching, I am also experienced in teaching students in groups, from a small class of 3 students to a class of 10 students. I have been teaching instrumental classes in various high schools. Some of my students have taken the ABRSM Graded exams and received excellent result with distinctions. In addition, I have been invited to coach for various music events, for example, schools’ concerts and Christmas performances.

I strike a good balance between fundamental technique and repertoire. This is to ensure my students can play technically and musically well. Also, I aim to train my students with good musical theory and aural skills in order to provide a comprehensive music education.

I am happy to teach students at all levels and will tailor my classes to suit the needs of my students, to strengthen their weakness, to develop their strength and to maximize the potentials.

Contact Sirius

Address: Greater London
SW7
Phone: 07557477757
Mobile: 07557477757
Fee (60 minutes): £50.00
Fee (45 minutes): £45.00

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