Reuben Tsang
Supported by Club 32 donors Robert and Jennifer Ravens


29 August 2003

It is very exciting to be back at The Sydney as a competitor seven years after performing as part of the Australian Showcase program in the 2016 competition.


Semi Finalist: Aarhus International Piano Competition (Aarhus, Denmark)
Elisabeth Murdoch First Prize: Great Romantics Competition (Melbourne, Australia)
Most Promising Pianist Award: Australian Concerto and Vocal Competition (Townsville, Australia)
Best Performance of a Russian Work Prize: Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition (Brisbane, Australia)

Reuben Tsang began learning the piano at the age of five under Koko Julian. Born and raised in Cairns, Reuben enjoyed his time as a Cairns State High School student, performing with the Cairns State High School Symphony Orchestra and giving solo recitals. He is currently studying for a Bachelor of Music at the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University under the tutelage of Natasha Vlassenko and is fortunate to be a recipient of the Emily Reinhardt Piano Scholarship.

Reuben has performed in various masterclasses held by well-renowned artists including Behzod Abduraimov, Sergio Tiempo, Jovanni-Rey de Pedro, Mikhail Solovei, Roy Howat and Andrea Lam. Reuben performs as a piano soloist and chamber musician locally in Brisbane and within the Queensland Conservatorium. Reuben has been delighted to perform in concert halls ranging from the Cairns Performing Arts Centre, Townsville Civic Theatre, Queensland Conservatorium Theatre, Elisabeth Murdoch Hall and Verbrugghen Hall, where he performed as one of the showcase items at the 2016 Sydney International Piano Competition.



2023 Competition Performances

Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Friday 7 July 2023, 5.20pm
Preliminary Round Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Monday 10 July 2023, 11.30am
Semi Final Round Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital
Verbrugghen Hall
Thursday 13 July 2023, 3.00pm
Semi Final Round Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music
Verbrugghen Hall
Saturday 15 July 2023, 6.30pm

2023 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

No.3 Thumper
No.9 Tarantella
No.10 Romance

I. Infernal Dance
II. Lullaby
III. Finale

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

Johann Sebastian Bach: Prelude and Fugue No.23 in B major BWV 868
Carl Nielsen: Chaconne Op.32
Franz Liszt: Spanish Rhapsody S.254

Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital

No.1 in G major
I. Allegro molto vivace
II. Molto Adagio, sostenuto e cantabile
III. Allegro
IV. Presto

No.1 in C minor. Allegro agitato
No.2 in A minor. Lento assai
No.3 in F# minor. Allegro molto
No.4 in B minor. Allegro assai
No.5 in E♭ minor. Appassionato
No.6 in A minor. Allegro
No.7 in C minor. Lento lugubre
No.8 in D minor. Allegro moderato
No.9 in D major. Allegro moderato. Tempo di marcia

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro vivace
II. Adagio affettuoso
III. Allegro passionato
IV. Allegro molto

No.1 Spinning Song

Final Round 1: Concerto 1800 and Earlier

I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo. Allegro – Presto

Final Round 2: Post 1800 Concerto

I. Adagio sostenuto assai – Allegro agitato assai – Un poco più mosso – Tempo del andante –
II. Allegro moderato –
III. Allegro deciso – Marziale un poco meno allegro – Un poco animato – Un poco meno mosso –
V. Allegro animato