Robbin Reza
Supported by Club 32 donors Jan McDonald and Janice Tuynman

Close up shot of Robbin Reza in front of a grey background. Robbin is wearing a black jacket and white shirt. He is looking towards the left.


11 October 1994

“I see myself spending my time teaching and playing Chamber music in Germany or somewhere around Europe in the future, but these things can change according to where life takes you and the competition is just one of many small steps.”


First Prize: Excellence Piano Awards (Online)
First Prize: International Fingertips Piano Competition (Manchester, UK)

Robbin Reza began his studies at the age of five in Sydney with Sayano Ito. After finishing his studies with Daniel Herscovitch at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, achieving his BMus with First Class Honours, he completed his Masters and Konzertexamen with Claudio Martínez Mehner and Nina Tichman at the Hochschule für Music und Tanz Köln. In 2022, he graduated with his Masters in chamber music with Anthony Spiri and early music with Andreas Staier.

Robbin is also very interested in piano accompaniment/collaborative piano, and is a member of various chamber music ensembles. He has a passion for promoting works by lesser known composers, being the interpreter of new works and collaborating with the composers of today. He has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in Australia, China and Hong Kong, in Germany, Italy, France, Slovenia, Belgium, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and the UK.

Robbin is currently a lecturer for accompaniment at the Hochschule für Music und Tanz Köln.


2023 Competition Repertoire

Preliminary Round 1: 20-Minute Recital

I. Exaltación
II. Ensueños
III. Orgía

Heinrich Scheidemann: Pavana Lachrimae WV 106

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

I. Adagio cantabile – Allegro ma non troppo
II. Allegro vivace

I. Aphorisms
II. Reflection
III. Fury

Preliminary Round 2: 30-Minute Recital

I. Allegro
II. Adagio – Andante con moto
III. Allegro agitato

Semi Finals Round 1: 70-Minute Recital

I. Andante dolce
II. Andante sognando
III. Vivace

I. Prélude

II. Menuet

III. Clair de lune

IV. Passepied

I. Allegro molto vivace al rigore di tempo e sempre leggierissimo in D minor
II. Cantabile, tranquillo in A Dorian
III. Allegretto tranquillo e grazioso in A major
IV. Allegretto con moto flessibile in F♯ minor
V. Presto in F♯ minor
VI. Allegro vivace sempre al rigore di tempo in G major

Semi Final Round 2: Chamber Music

I. Allegro moderato
II. Scherzo. Presto
III. Andantino
IV. Allegro vivace

Fritz Kreisler: La Gitana

I. Allegro non troppo – Largo – Poco con moto
II. Allegro
III. Largo
IV. Allegro – Risoluto

No.14 Vocalise in E minor

Final Round 1: Concerto 1800 and Earlier

I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Allegro