Project Description

Rio was born in 1999 in Sydney, and is currently a year 12 student at the Sydney Distance Education High School. He started learning piano at the age of 8 and composition at the age of 9. He received a full scholarship for 6 years in the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Rising Stars Program.

He won the 1st prize in the Hailun International Piano Competition in the 10th  Shanghai International Music Festival, China. He also won five 1st prizes (Including Open Age, Senior, Junior, 15 & over and Improvisation) in the 18th  Hong Kong Asia International Piano Competition, and had a recital concert in the Macao Culture Centre.

He has participated in the 7th China International Piano Competition Masterclass in Xiamen China, the Aspen Music Summer Festival, and the Italy Lake Como International Piano Summer School. In 2016 he won the 4th prize in the 1st Beijing International Chopin Piano Competition for Youth Senior Section, and the prize for best performance of a compulsory contemporary piece

He has recorded for the Sydney Fine Music 102.5 Radio Station, and did a 45 minute recital recording for ABC Classic FM Radio Station.