Hailed by the Washington Post as a young artist with “boundless potential” who can “already hold his own with the best,” pianist Aristo Sham has dazzled audiences on five continents in countries ranging from Singapore and Argentina to Slovenia and Morocco. In 2009, Aristo was featured in the documentary ‘The World’s Greatest Musical Prodigies’, broadcast by Channel 4 in the UK. The New York Concert Review remarked that he “showed tremendous command and involvement,” and “in addition to showing passion and pianism, [his performance of Scriabin] reflected logic and clarity.” Aristo has also performed for royalty and dignitaries such as Prince Charles, the Queen of Belgium, and ex-President Hu of China, and collaborated with orchestras such as the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Minnesota Orchestra.

 

Aristo first came under international recognition when he won First Prize and the Barenreiter Urtext Special Prize in the Ettlingen International Piano Competition in Germany in 2006, and First Prize in the Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition in 2008. More recently, he was awarded First Prizes in the inaugural Viseu International Piano Competition in Portugal, the Wideman International Piano Competition, the PianoArts Competition in Milwaukee, and the New York International Piano Competition from 2015 to 2016. In 2017, he also won prizes in the Vendome Prize at Verbier Festival, Clara Haskil, Saint-Priest and Viotti International Piano Competitions.

 

Born in Hong Kong, Aristo was first introduced to the piano at the age of three, and joined the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts when he was six. His principal teachers include Professors Eleanor Wong, Colin Stone, Victor Rosenbaum, and Julia Mustonen-Dahlkvist. He was a student at Harrow School in the UK, 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. In addition, he travels to Sweden regularly for studies at the Ingesund School of Music. In his free time, Aristo enjoys travelling, languages, gastronomy and oenology.


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。