Reuben Tsang

“I absolutely loved the sense of community among classical music lovers when I was growing up in Cairns. It is an extremely warm and supportive environment. ”
Reuben Tsang

This event occurred over 23 March to 8 April 2024.

Born and raised in Cairns, Reuben Tsang is no stranger to the Sydney International Piano Competition, he simply “stunned the crowd” in 2016 (Limelight magazine), with his performance of Chopin and Beethoven at the Sydney when he was just twelve years old as a participant in the ‘Young Australian Showcase’.

Now this gifted 19 year old has truly spread his wings beyond Cairns, having performed in Melbourne, Sydney and all over Queensland. As the second youngest competitor in the semi-finals of the 2023 Competition, Reuben wowed the panel with his passionate commitment to the Romantic repertoire

Winner of the Nancy Weir Best Australian Prize, proudly supported by YMFA at the Sydney International Piano Competition in 2023, all while completing his studies at Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University under the tutelage of Natasha Vlassenko, Reuben Tsang performs with ardour, zeal and wonderful expression.

There is no doubt that Reuben Tsang is an extraordinary performer with a stellar career ahead of him – now is your opportunity to catch him on the rise as he performs works by Scarlatti and Fauré, along with the Brahms Piano Sonata No.1 in C major Op.1 and the Mozart Piano Sonata No.3 in B major K.281.



Domenico Scarlatti:
Sonata in D major K.119
Sonata in C major K.132
Sonata in G major K.427

Johannes Brahms:
Piano Sonata No.1 in C major Op.1
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Scherzo. Allegro molto e con fuoco — Più mosso
IV. Finale. Allegro con fuoco — Presto non troppo ed agitato

– Interval –

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart:
Piano Sonata No.3 in B♭ major K.281/189f
I. Allegro
II. Andante amoroso
III. Rondo (Allegro)

Gabriel Fauré:
Impromptu No.1 in E♭ major Op.25
Impromptu No.3 in A♭ major Op.34
Impromptu No.5 in F# minor Op.102

Franz Liszt:
Rhapsodie espagnole S.254