Modern Day Chopin Performs in Bendigo

Her piano playing has been described by critics as “inner poetry” and the benefits of having played since age five, and all over the world, are clear to all those who hear Nancy Tsou tickle the ivories.

Ms Tsou will be in Bendigo on Saturday 30th April, 2016, for a Chopin Recital and piano master class for advanced piano students.

Headmaster of Girton Grammar School, Mr Matthew Maruff, said that Nancy Tsou had given many recitals in Australia and overseas and that it was a privilege to be hosting an event at the school.

“This is an incredible opportunity for our students and piano lovers from all over Central Victoria to hear from the best.

“The piano is such a popular instrument for music students and a fundamental way to gain a broad appreciation of music in general.

“Discipline, patience, determination and perseverance are some of the many skills learned through piano training and these are the traits that Ms Tsou has in spades,” Mr Maruff said.

Nancy Tsou was born to a diplomatic family of the Republic of China (Taiwan).  She started learning the piano from the age of five, in Buenos Aires, Argentina.  From an early age, she won many competitions in Taiwan as well as in Australia.  She was awarded a scholarship to study at the Conservatorium, Melbourne University, where she gained a Master of Music degree. She has since taught at the Universities of Melbourne, Monash and Wollongong, in addition to being a piano examiner for the AMEB.

 “This is an amazing opportunity for students of music to learn some of the finer points from someone who has very much mastered their art and I am sure that Ms Tsou’s visit will be memorable and inspiring for aspiring piano players,” Mr Maruff said.

Saturday 30th April, 2016: Recital: 11.00am – 12.00pm: Chopin Preludes and Scherzo Op 31 –  ($5.00 entry fee at the door). Piano Master Class: 1.00pm – 4.30pm ($10.00 entry fee at the door). The Black Box Theatre Girton Grammar School, Wattle Street Bendigo.

 Nancy Tsou with Girton Grammar students