Jeremy So


Hong Kong
July 4, 2018


First Prize: Sydney Eisteddfod Musica Viva Chamber Music Award (Australia)
Patricia Cunliffe Award for Keyboard Studies, Contemporary Music Performance Prize and the Concerto Competition Award: Royal Northern College of Music (UK)
Promising Performer Award: Southern Highlands International Piano Competition (Australia)

Australian pianist Jeremy So completed his studies with Alexandra Vinokurov at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music graduating with a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Honours First Class and the University Medal. He subsequently graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM), Manchester with a Master of Music with Distinction. He continues his studies at the RNCM on the International Artist Diploma course with Professor Stephen Savage.

He has performed in Auckland, Leipzig, Xi’an and Paris, as well as venues including the Sydney Opera House, Federation Concert Hall in Hobart with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Wigmore Hall in London and Bridgewater Hall in Manchester. He has broadcast on ABC Classic FM, Fine Music 102.5 and BBC Radio 3. Festival appearances and projects include the 2014 Britten-Pears Young Artist Program as part of the 67th Aldeburgh Festival, the 2015 London Sinfonietta Academy and the 2016 Chester Music Festival with the Manchester Camerata.


2016 Competition Repertoire

Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

György Ligeti: Études pour piano, premier livre No.1 ‘Désordre’
Alexander Scriabin: Piano Sonata No.7 Op.64 ‘White Mass’
György Ligeti: Études pour piano, premier livre: No.6 ‘Automne à Varsovie’

Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Roger Smalley: Variations on a Theme of Chopin (1989)
  1. Allegro agitato
  2. Non allegro
  3. Allegro molto

Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

  1. Moderato cantabile molto espressivo
  2. Allegro molto
  3. Adagio ma non troppo
  1. Andante
  2. Molto adagio
  3. Andantino
  4. Presto
  1. Allegro moderato
  2. Allegretto
  3. Tempo di valzer, lentissimo
  4. Vivace

Round 2: Accompaniment/Chamber Music

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Un poco presto e con sentimento
  4. Presto agitato
  1. Allegro, ma non tanto
  2. Dumka: Andante con moto
  3. Scherzo (Furiant): molto vivace
  4. Finale: Allegro

Round 1: 18th Century Concerto

  1. Allegro
  2. Andantino
  3. Rondo. Presto

Round 2: 19th or 20th Century Concerto

  1. Andante. Allegro
  2. Tema con variazioni
  3. Allegro, ma non troppo