Aristo Sham, born in Hong Kong, was first introduced to the piano at the age of three, and joined the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts at the age of six under the tutelage of Professor Eleanor Wong. He was a student at Harrow School in the UK, where he worked with Professor Colin Stone, and is currently pursuing a BA in Economics and French, and an MMus in Piano Performance as a joint programme at Harvard University and New England Conservatory, studying with Professor Victor Rosenbaum.

 

Having given concerts on five continents in countries ranging from Singapore and Argentina to Slovenia and Morocco, Aristo has played for Prince Andrew at Windsor Castle, Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall, and the Queen of Belgium and President Hu of China on their respective visits to Hong Kong. He has also collaborated with orchestras such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra at Temple Square in Salt Lake City and the Minnesota Orchestra.

 

Aristo has won a number of international prizes, including First Prize and the Barenreiter Urtext Special Prize in the 10th Ettlingen International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Germany in 2006, First Prize in the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition in 2008, First Prize and two special prizes in the Minnesota International Junior Piano-e-Competition in 2011. More recently, he was awarded First Prize in the inaugural Viseu International Piano Competition in Portugal in 2015, First Prize in the Wideman International Piano Competition in 2015, First Prize in the PianoArts Competition in Milwaukee in 2016, and First Prize, and Best Performance of the Commissioned Work in the New York International Piano Competition in 2016.

 

Aristo was featured in the documentary ‘The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies’, broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK, and was awarded a Fellowship with distinction in Piano Performance of the Royal Schools of Music (FRSM) in 2011.


沈靖韜三歲開始學習鋼琴,六歲被取錄為香港演藝學院青少年音樂課程學生,師隨黃懿倫教授主修鋼琴演奏。於2010年入讀英國哈囉公學,其間隨  Professor  Colin Stone 繼續進修鋼琴演奏。現修讀哈彿大學及新英倫音學學院雙學位課程,師隨 Professor Victor Rosenbaum


靖韜曾在多個國際鋼琴比賽中獲獎,其中包括:2006年德國埃特林根國際青少年鋼琴比賽甲組冠軍及巴倫賴特出版社原作譜特別獎;2006年香港傑出青少年音樂家大獎總冠軍;2008年美國珍娜芭侯雅國際少年鋼琴比賽少年組冠軍;2011年明尼蘇達國際青少年鋼琴比賽冠軍、最佳變奏曲及最佳舒伯特作品演繹獎等。


靖韜曾與多個樂團合作,擔任鋼琴協奏曲獨奏,其中包括:香港管弦樂團、香港城市室樂團、美國鹽湖城寺廣場樂團及明尼蘇達交響樂團等。也曾在香港、中國內地、星加坡、英國及美國等地舉辦多場演奏會,其中包括獲邀為2008年星加坡‘Asia on the Edge’演奏會系列作獨奏會及連續兩年20092010獲邀在美國邁亞密國際鋼琴音樂節中舉行獨奏會。


靖韜於2008年獲英國廣播公司邀請參與紀錄片 “The Worlds Greatest Musical Prodigies”之演出。於2006年獲香港民政事務局局長頒發嘉許獎,以表揚他積極參與地區及國際文化藝術活動;於2007年及2008年分別獲頒「十大青少年藝術家」及「十大香港傑出少年」之榮譽;2011以優異成績獲得英國皇家音樂學院鋼琴演奏院士文憑(FRSM)2012年成為施坦威青年藝術家。