Australian pianist Samuel Dharma is the winner of numerous piano prizes, including first prize in the 2009 Rex Hobcroft Piano Competition and the "Publikumspreis" at the 18.International Klaviersommer 2010 in Bad Bertrich, Germany. Finalist in the 2011 Knigge Music Competition in Vancouver, Canada and semi-finalist in the 2011 ASEAN International Concerto Competition in Jakarta, Indonesia, he also garnered 2nd prize in the 2011 Glenn Gould School Chamber Music Competition with the Muhlowsky Trio.
Aside from competitions, Samuel has performed as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician to audiences in Australia, Europe, and North America. He has performed with the UNSW Orchestra on numerous occasions, working with conductors Steven Hillinger and Colin Piper. His performances have been broadcasted by 2MBS FM.
As beneficiary of generous scholarships, Samuel earned his Bachelor degrees from the University of New South Wales where he worked with Margaret Hair, and recently received his Artist Diploma from the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music in Toronto, Canada in the studio of David Louie and John Perry. In August 2012 he will pursue his Masters’ degree at Rice University under the tutelage of Dr. Robert Roux. He has also worked with such artist-teachers as Marc Durand, Leon Fleisher, John O’Conor, and Jacques Rouvier.
Last update: June 2012
Last update on 01/19/2013