April 14 – Chris Au
The Clearly Musical Home Concert Series features musicians in up-close experiences in the Heart of Richmond Hill. You will have the opportunity to clearly see and hear the musicians and ask questions to learn more about the music and the performers!
ABOUT THE PERFORMERS
Celebrated for his ‘intimate dialogue between him…and the audience’ (Barrie Examiner), and Prizewinner of the 2016 Shean Piano Competition, Chris Au is an acclaimed concert pianist who is passionate about serving the arts in society.
Chris Au was born in Hong Kong but raised in Sydney, Australia. He began serious studies at the age of 14 upon his acceptance in the studio of renowned Australian pedagogue Margaret Hair. He has since received accolades such as the 2010 Sydney Eisteddfod Recital Award.
His progress was significantly hindered for a few years when he was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis at the age of 16. Under the care of Dr. Jeffrey Chaitow and thanks to subsidies from the Australian Government, he continues to take a weekly biologic injection that keeps his condition under control.
His first musical experience overseas brought him to Germany, where he won the Audience First Prize at the 2010 Klaviersommer Bad Bertrich whilst under the tutelage of Professor John Perry. Inspired by this experience, Chris began to pursue a career in music.
He is a frequent participant at summer festivals including the Banff Centre, the International Holland Music Sessions, and the Kawai Sydney International Piano Festival. He has had the great opportunity to work with legendary artists such as Menahem Pressler, Leon Fleisher, Richard Goode, Marc Durand, Marietta Orlov, and Robert McDonald.
His inspired performances have secured multiple re-engagements particularly at the Barrie Concert Association, where he is a regular guest artist of the Midday with Shigeru Concert Series, as well as their Pianofest. Upcoming appearances include a Piano Four-Hands concert with Antoine Laporte in May 2018.
Chris is currently finishing his Artist Diploma studies with John Perry and David Louie, and is generously sponsored by the Full-Tuition Joan and Jerry Lozinski Scholarship.
Please arrive between 7:30 and 7:50 pm. No latecomers are permitted. The private residence address (in the Heart of Richmond Hill) and free parking details will be sent upon advance seat purchase of $35 incl. HST. Limited seating is available for this intimate living room concert- advance ticket purchase required. Reception & Question & Answer period with the musicians included. The event concludes at 9:30 pm.
To bring Clearly Musical Home Concerts to -your- home or neighbourhood, please contact Joanna Grace: firstname.lastname@example.org or 647-701-8421.
Host JOANNA GRACE was selected as the “Emerging Creative Talent” for Richmond Hill in 2016. View a short video here. She is passionate about bringing people together through creative experiences, expression and education through the Clearly Musical Home Concerts.
1) Who is this event best suited for? Age 12 and up are welcome to attend. This event requires sitting attentively and quietly for 1 hour at a time. This event is best suited for those interested in live musical performances and being up close to see and hear clearly.
2) What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event? Free street parking is available. Close to Yonge Street, this Richmond Hill home is accessible by public transport. Details are sent with your RSVP and payment. Please be aware that this location is not wheelchair accessible and has steps to the front door and also to the washroom inside. If you have challenges with stairs, please communicate your concerns with the organizer before purchasing a ticket.
3) If you have pet or food allergies or sensitivities that may inhibit your enjoyment of this performance, please contact Joanna Grace before purchasing a ticket.
4) Can I purchase a ticket at the door? No, there are no ticket sales at the door. Because this a private residence and an intimate up-close experience, all seats must be reserved in advance.
5) What’s the refund policy? There are no refunds. If you wish to transfer your seat to someone else, kindly let us know who is coming in your place. Contact Joanna Grace email@example.com 647-701-8421 Hope you can join us
Join us for the next Clearly Musical Home Concert:
Saturday, April 14 at 7:30 pm