Shaun Choo, 2010
born 1991 in Singapore; lives in Salzburg
Shaun Choo was born in Singapore in 1991 and commenced his piano studies at the age of seven. At 14, he was awarded the Diploma in Piano Performance from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music. At 15, Shaun Choo was accepted Leopold Mozart Institute, a division within the Mozarteum University in Salzburg. Since then, he has been under the guidance of Professor Karl-Heinz Kämmerling und Professor Andreas Weber.
He is a current recipient of the Singapore National Arts Council Artistic Bursary.
In 2006, Shaun Choo won the Lindau Rotary International Youth Piano Competition. In 2009 he was awarded in the Grotian Steinweg Piano Competion in Beijing, China. In 2010, he won the ZF Music Award in Friedrichshafen and the Chopin Competitions in Hungary, France and China.
Shaun Choo performed at the AEC Annual Congress (Association Européenne des Conservatoires) of the Salzburg Mozarteum in 2006, before he made his debut with an orchestra at the 2007 International Young Master’s Piano Festival with a brilliant performance of Mozart’s Piano Concert No. 14. Since then, the multiple award winner has attended various master classes in Spain, the Netherlands, Italy, Austria, and Switzerland and has gained experience in concert performance. In 2007, he was invited by the Mexico National Music University to give lectures and offer concert performances and performed at CommunicAsia, one of the largest Asian trade fairs, and at Rotary events in Italy and France. In 2008, Choo gave concerts with various orchestras, among others the Passau Philharmonic Orchestra, the Chinese National Symphony Orchestra, and the Leipzig Academic Orchestra.In 2009, he was part of the final concert of the International Young Master’s Piano Festival with the Constance Philharmonic Orchestra and appeared at the Schwetzingen Festival. Furthermore, he gave a guest performance at the Century Theater in Beijing, China, and at the Gewandhaus concert hall in Leipzig.
Since his enlistment into National Service on March 2011, he has been contributing to the local music scene in Singapore, featuring on Mediacorp Channel Okto’s “Knockout” arts show, performing for the Red Cross Society, and was commissioned to compose the SAF Signal Formation Song.