Alexander Yau

Alexander Yau, an eminent young Australian pianist, has developed himself as a versatile musician incorporating his many musical talents as a chamber musician, vocalist, conductor and composer. Pianist Balazs Szokolay describes "his artistic taste is good enough not to make any kind of ‘show’ even in the most brilliant parts of great masterworks". His major concerto appearances as soloist include the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Concerto no.3, the Queensland Symphony Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Concerto no. 1 and a major Australian tour with the SBS Youth Orchestra in Rachmaninoff’s Concerto no. 2 and the Sydney Conservatorium Orchestra in Brahms’ Piano Concerto no. 2 with Eduardo Diazmunoz at the Conservatory Gala Concert to huge reception. In 2020, he founded his own chamber orchestra and conducted Mozart’s Concerto no. 23 from the piano in its inaugural concert. He has given solo and chamber performances at the Canberra International Music Festival in Australia, Tanglewood Festival in Boston and FOCUS Festival in Lincoln Centre. He has appeared in venues such as Phoenix Central Park and City Recital Hall in Sydney, Troldhaugen (Grieg's home) in Bergen, Villa Reale in Italy, Alice Tully Hall in NYC, Yamaha Ginza in Tokyo, Rexxam Hall in Takamatsu, and the Australian Pavilion at Shanghai Expo. In 2022 he released his first album in collaboration with clarinettist Deborah de Graff recorded by the ABC Classics, which also feature his own compositions. He was a prize winner at numerous competitions such as the Hastings International Piano Competition, Teresa Carreno International Masters Piano Competition, Australian International Chopin Piano Competition and many others. Alexander obtained his Masters degree at the Juilliard School studying under Prof. Matti Raekallio. He now holds the role of collaborative piano faculty at the Sydney Conservatorium of music and music staff on contract with Opera Australia. He was the assistant conductor for Madama Butterfly on the Sydney Harbour production in 2023. He has served as a jury member for the Sydney Eisteddfod Piano Sections and he is invited to be on jury for the International Grand Music Festival held in Indonesia in 2024.



Dance Troupes

Speech and Drama

Classical Vocals

Contemporary Vocals (Choirs, Pop and Musical Theatre)


String Instruments and Instrumental Ensembles

Wind Instruments