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Nicholas Young

Nicholas Young completed his Bachelor of Music (Performance) with Daniel Herscovitch at Sydney Conservatorium with First Class Honours and University Medal in 2013. In 2015 he studied with Claudius Tanski and completed his Master Solo Piano with Distinction at the University Mozarteum Salzburg as well as the Professional Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music with Timothy Young in 2016. In addition to formal training, Nicholas has taken masterclasses with Dmitri Bashkirov, Christian Zacharias, Robert Levin, Dominique Merlet, Jacques Rouvier, Lars Vogt and Lang Lang, among others.

Nicholas’ first major prize as winner of the 8th Yamaha Australian Youth Piano Competition in 2007 was followed by further accolades including Winner of the 2011 ABC Symphony Australia Young Performers Awards (Keyboard Category) and Second Prize of the 2012 Australian National Piano Award. In 2015, Nicholas extended his successes to the international level, receiving First Prize and Best Beethoven Performance of the “Grand Prize Virtuos” International Music Competition (London), and Third Prize of the 15th Rome International Piano Competition (Soloists).

Nicholas regularly plays recitals throughout Australia and Europe, and appears as soloist in concertos with the West Australian, Queensland, Adelaide and Willoughby Symphony Orchestras and Vienna International Orchestra. Highlights of 2018 included the launch of the new Stuart & Sons 108-key piano at Beleura House, and sold-out recitals at the Canberra Wesley Music Centre and Sydney Opera House Utzon Room. In 2019 Nicholas will perform as concerto soloist with the Hills Shire Symphony Orchestra and present the launch recital of new Brunswick concert venue Tempo Rubato.