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Piano Recital by Aristo Sham

Venue Date & Time Price
Theatre, Hong Kong City Hall
$160, $110




Partita No. 1 in B Flat


4 Impromptus, Op. 142


12 Etudes, Op. 25


About the Performer

Aristo Sham


17-year-old Aristo Sham, born in Hong Kong, is now studying at Harrow School in the United Kingdom.  He was first introduced to the piano at the age of three and he joined The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts as a junior piano student in 2002 and studied with Shirley Ip and Professor Eleanor Wong in The Academy and having left the Academy in 2010, he is now under the tutelage of Professor Colin Stone.

Aristo has won a number of international and national prizes: the First Prize and the Barenreiter Urtext Prize Special Prize of the 10th Ettlingen International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Germany in 2006; the Grand Champion of the Hong Kong Young Musician of the Year 2006; the First Prize of Gina Bachauer International Junior Piano Competition in 2008; the First Prize of the Minnesota International e-Piano Junior Competition in July 2011.  He was also awarded two special prizes, the Schubert Prize and the Variations Prize in the same competition.

Aristo has had frequent appearances in concerto performances and recitals.  He has given recitals in Hong Kong, mainland China, Singapore, France, Portugal, the United Kingdom and the U.S.A.  In 2008, he presented a recital in the series of ‘Asia on the Edge’ in Singapore; in 2009 and 2010, he presented recitals in the series ‘Prodigies and Masters of Tomorrow’ of the Miami International Piano Festival in the U.S.A.  He performed in the young musicians' concert of Trasimeno Music Festival in Italy in 2013. Aristo has collaborated with the Hong Kong Philharmonic, City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong, English Chamber Orchestra, Orchestra at the Temple Square of the Salt Lake City and the Minnesota Orchestra.

Aristo was featured in the documentary ‘The Greatest Prodigies in the World’ which was broadcast by BBC Channel 4.  He was presented the Certificate of Commendation by the Secretary for Home Affairs for his outstanding achievements in international arts and cultural activities in 2006.  He was also awarded ‘2007 Young Artist Award’, and ‘2008 Hong Kong Outstanding Teens Award’.  He was awarded the Fellowship Diploma with distinction in Piano Performance of the Royal Schools of Music (FRSM) in 2011.  He is a Young Steinway Artist since 2012.




Tickets available from 2 December onwards at all URBTIX outlets, on Internet and credit card telephone booking.

Half-price tickets available for senior citizens aged 60 or above, people with disabilities and the minder, full-time students and Comprehensive Social Security Assistance (CSSA) recipients (Limited tickets for full-time students and CSSA recipients available on a first-come-first-served basis).

Programme Length

Running time of the concert is about 1 hour and 30 minutes with an intermission of 15 minutes.

Audience are strongly advised to arrive punctually. No latecomers will be admitted until a suitable break or the interval in the programme.


Programme Enquiries: 2268 7321

Ticketing Enquiries: 2734 9009

Telephone Credit Card Booking: 2111 5999

Internet Booking: www.urbtix.hk

The presenter reserves the right to change the programme should unavoidable circumstances make it necessary.


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