Tristan Teo


North Vancouver
May 31, 1997


Quarterfinalist: Van Cliburn International Piano Competition (Texas, USA)
Second Prize: Hilton Head International Piano Competition (South Carolina, USA)
First Prize: Gina Bachauer International Piano Competition at The Juilliard School (New York, USA)
Second Prize, Best Performance of an American Work, Junior Jury Award: PianoArts North American Competition (Wisconsin, USA)

Since his orchestral debut with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra at age eleven, Tristan Teo has performed with the Minnesota Orchestra, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra and Gulf Coast Symphony. He has given solo concerts in the United States, in Canada, France, Germany and Italy.

Tristan holds both a Bachelor of Music and Master of Music from The Juilliard School, studying under Jerome Lowenthal. He is currently pursuing a Doctor of Musical Arts degree at Juilliard with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Steven Laitz. Tristan has studied conducting with Maestro Jeffrey Milarsky. As a composer, he has written works under the guidance of Philip Lasser, including pieces for violin-piano duo, chamber orchestra, and percussion ensemble. In 2019, Tristan was appointed adjunct faculty to the Music Theory and Analysis Department at The Juilliard School.

Tristan has been a featured artist on radio stations including CBC Radio Canada and WQXR New York performing Rachmaninoff and Liszt at The Greene Space.


Upcoming Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor K.141
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D minor K.213
Domenico Scarlatti: Sonata in D Major K.492
Maurice Ravel: La Valse

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

I. Allegro moderato
II. Minuet – Trio
III. Finale. Presto

Anne Boyd: Kabarli meditation (Dawn)
Marc-André Hamelin: Variations on a Theme of Paganini

Semi Finals Round 1: 65-Minute Recital

I. Maestoso – Allegro con brio ed appassionato
II. Arietta. Adagio molto semplice cantabile

Robert Schumann/Franz Liszt: Liebeslied 'Widmung' from Myrthen Op.25 / S.566

[Promenade I] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; senza allegrezza, ma poco sostenuto
I. The Gnome [Promenade II]. Moderato commodo assai e con delicatezza

II. The Old Castle [Promenade III]. Moderato non tanto, pesamente

III. Tuileries

IV. Cattle [Promenade IV]. Tranquillo

V. The Ballet of the Unhatched Chicks in their Shells

VI. Samuel Goldenberg und Schmuÿle [Promenade V] Allegro giusto, nel modo russico; poco sostenuto

VII. The Market at Limoges (The Great News)

VIII. Catacombs

IX. The Hut on Hens’ Legs

X. The Great Gate of Kiev

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro con brio

II. Adagio cantabile

III. Scherzo. Allegro – Trio

IV. Finale. Allegro

Jules Massenet/Martin Pierre Marsick: Méditation from ‘Thaïs’

I. Allegro assai vivace
II. Allegretto scherzando
III. Adagio
IV. Molto Allegro e vivace

II. Liebesleid

Final Round 1: Concerto with String Orchestra

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Allegro

Final Round 2: Concerto with Symphony Orchestra

I. Allegro ma non tanto
II. Intermezzo: Adagio
III. Finale: Alla breve