St Bride's: Music - Lunchtime Recitals

David Soo – piano

Tuesday, 6 June at 1:15pm - FREE ADMITTANCE - Retiring Collection

David Soo – piano

D Shostakovich

Prelude and Fugue in D minor, op. 87 no. 2

L van Beethoven

Sonata in A major, op. 101

  i. Etwas lebhaft und mit der innigsten Empfindung.  Allegretto ma non troppo

 ii. Lebhaft, marschmäßig. Vivace alla marcia

iii. Langsam und sehnsuchtsvoll. Adagio ma non troppo, con affetto

iv. Geschwind, doch nicht zu sehr und mit Entschlossenheit. Allegro

David Soo has won prizes in international competitions in France (Magin), Malaysia (ASEAN Chopin) and Australia (National Piano Award) as well as unanimously being awarded First Prize in one of Australia's most prestigious piano competitions, the Melbourne Recital Centre Great Romantics Competition and the Oxford Music Festival Professional Recital Prize (United Kingdom). David was also a national finalist in the 2014 ABC's Young Performer of the Year Award.

Currently completing a Master of Music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Professor Joan Havill, David has been heard frequently on ABC FM, 2MBS FM, 3 MBS FM, 4MBS FM and 5MBS FM radio. He gave a sold-out solo debut recital at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and is a frequent guest concerto soloist, having performed concerti by Bach, Beethoven, Mozart, Chopin, Liszt, Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky, Shostakovich, and Australian composer John Carmichael with various orchestras.

Scholarships and awards from the University of Melbourne include the Athenaeum Prize, Madeleine Orr, Mary Elizabeth McComas, John Hellyar and Sir William McKie Piano Scholarships, Rosemary Kenny Prize, Katherine Ellis Memorial Fund, Harold Newry and HA Owens Awards. David has performed in masterclasses with Steven Osborne, Christopher Elton, Paul Badura-Skoda, Barbara Nissman and Edward Auer. David completed his undergraduate studies in Melbourne with Glenn Riddle.  

David Soo has won prizes in international competitions in France (Magin) and Malaysia (ASEAN Chopin), Australia (National Piano Award) as well as unanimously being awarded First Prize in one of Australia's most prestigious piano competitions, the Melbourne Recital Centre Great Romantics Competition and the Oxford Music Festival Professional Recital Prize (United Kingdom). David was also a national finalist in the 2014 ABC's Young Performer of the Year Award. Currently completing a Master of Music at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with Professor Joan Havill, David has been heard frequently on ABC FM, 2MBS FM, 3 MBS FM, 4MBS FM and 5MBS FM radio. He gave a sold-out solo debut recital at the Melbourne Recital Centre, and is a frequent guest concerto soloist.