OH Pianist to Perform under Sir Simon Rattle

OH Pianist to Perform under Sir Simon Rattle

It has recently been announced that Old Harrovian pianist Aristo Sham (Moretons 20103) will perform the Rachmaninoff Concerto No. 3 with the London Symphony Orchestra, under the baton of Sir Simon Rattle, in Hong Kong on Tuesday 24 September 2019.

23-year-old Aristo has performed extensively around the world, including to royalty and dignitaries. Born and raised in Hong Kong, he started playing piano at the age of three and today studies jointly at Harvard and the New England Conservatory, reading Economics, French and Piano Performance.

Aristo has performed with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, the English Chamber Orchestra, the Orchestre de Chambre de Lausanne and the Minnesota Orchestra. His awards include the Hayden’s Ferry Chamber Music Prize, Vancouver Recital Society Prize, John Browning Memorial Prize, Paul A. Fish Memorial Prize, the Rhoda Walker Teagle New York Debut Prize, and the Korean Concert Society Kennedy Center Debut Prize.

Aristo also won First Prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions, the Silver Medal at the Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition, First Prize at the Charles Wadsworth International Piano Competition, First Prize and the Barenreiter Urtext Special Prize at Germany’s Ettlingen International Piano Competition, First Prize at the 2016 New York International Piano Competition, and top prizes at the Viseu (Portugal), Wideman, PianoArts, Clara Haskil, Saint-Priest and Viotti Piano Competitions, as well as the Verbier Festival in Switzerland.

Later this season, Aristo is also due to perform the Mozart Concerto No. 23 with the Utah Symphony. For more information on his Hong Kong performance, visit the Hong Kong Cultural Centre's website.

Homepage image by Matt Dine. Additional biographical information from Young Concert Artists, Inc.