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Samuel Au, violinSamuel Au, violin

Samuel Au was born in Hong Kong. He played the piano from an early age and won several local competitions. He then went on to learn the violin under Li Wing-shun, Wang Jia-yang, Yao Jue and Tina Chang Qu and was admitted into the Junior Music Programme at the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He appeared on RTHK and TVB programmes and performed in Macau, Shanghai, Prague, Saint Petersburg and Sydney. He also gained his Fellowship in Violin Performance from Trinity College London and his Licentiate from the Royal Schools College of Music. Samuel Au studied in the UK with Nathaniel Vallois and Maurice Hasson and received his Masters in Violin Performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London. He was awarded the Academy’s prestigious DipRam prize and participated in masterclasses with Tasmin Little, Thomas Brandis, Anthony Marwood, Remus Azoitei, James Ehnes, Ingolf Turban, Mikhail Kopelman and Maxim Vengerov. He also pursued advanced studies in chamber music at the Universität für Musik und darstellende Kunst in Vienna with renowned professors Anton Sorokow, Johannes Meissl, Peter Schuhmayer, Christopher Eggner and Stefan Mendl. Samuel hAu as won many prizes from competitions including the Chandos Young Musician Competition and the Herbert Lumby Prize Fund. He joined City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2018.