Plans for this year’s Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers Annual Concert are under way. This year the concert will move to St James Garlickhythe – the Glass Sellers Church and scheduled for Thursday 8th October 2020. (Note for your Diary)
Principle Artist will be the Guildhall School of Music, Glass Sellers Beethoven Piano Prize Winner 2019 (Charles) Chun Him Tam from Hong Kong who is studying Guildhall Artist Masters – Performance (AIS Piano) at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
Chun Him Graduated in 2017 at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts with a Bachelor Degree of Music. Majored in Piano Performance with Professor Ronan O’Hora, Carole Presland, Professor Gabriel Kwok and Professor Raymond Young. Also minored fortepiano with Dr Shane Levesque, minored conducting with Mr. Alan Cumberland and Dr Sharon Andrea Choa. He was awarded LTCL in Piano Performance with distinction at the age of 14.
Chun Him has been one of the most active pianists in Hong Kong. He was invited by the Hong Kong Art Festival to give an All Rachmaninoff programmed piano recital in February 2018.He performed the Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto No.1 with Andrew Mogrelia and the HKAPA Academy Orchestra.
He was invited by the Vienna Boys Choir to take part in ‘All Beethoven Sonatas’ series with other pianists from Hong Kong and Vienna in the Vienna Music Festival in 2016.
He has given performances in Malaysia, St. Petersburg, Salzburg, Vienna, Hong Kong, Macau, Shantou and Netherlands. He has participated in many masterclasses with Aquiles Delle-Vigne, Ronan O’Hora, Lea Agmon, Manfred Fock, Christopher Elton, Peter Donohoe, Rebecca Penneys and Dang Thai Son.
Chun Him has achieved many awards in different competitions.
Third prize Betty Drown Memorial Prize – Piano Concerto class 2010
Second prize Asia Macau Piano Opens competition – Open Class 2013
First prize Winner Malaysia UCSI International Piano Festival and Competition 2014
Best Etude Award Malaysia UCSI International Piano Festival and Competition 2014
Silver prize 16th Chopin International Piano Competition in ASIA – General class 2015
Second prize 79th Steinway & Sons International Youth Piano Competition 2015
(Hong Kong & Macau Regional Competition)
Third prize 9th Serbia Isidor Bajic International Piano Memorial Competition 2018
Winner Glass Sellers Beethoven Piano Prize 2019
Recital – Holland music section Protestantse kerk school, Bergen N.H., Netherlands 2016
Recital – Beethoven Marathon Vienna Boys’ Choir, Muth, Vienna 2016
Concerto – APA academic Orchestra Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art, Hong Kong 2017
Recital – USCI University Lequadri ballroom, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2017
Recital – Hong Kong Art Festival Plus Hong Kong Academy of Performing Art, Hong Kong 2018
Recital – Xiang Yuan Piano Museum, Shantou, China 2018
Recital – USCI University Recital Hall, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2018
Concerto – Belgrade Symphony Orchestra Synagogue, Novi Sad, Serbia 2018
He arrived in London to Study at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in September 2019 and currently is supported with scholarships from:
Parsons Music Foundation Scholarship 2019
Guildhall School Financial Awards 2019
Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund 2019