Grand Piano Fundraising Concert - Saturday 7 April, Sacred Heart College Theatre
New Zealand pianist, Jason Bae was born in 1991 in South Korea where he began studying piano at the age of five. At the age of twelve, he made his concerto debut with Auckland Symphony Orchestra. A year later, he became the youngest concerto soloist to perform with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra at the Auckland Domain in front of 200,000 people.
Since then, Jason has performed as a concerto soloist with New Zealand National Youth Symphony, Queensland Symphony Orchestra of Australia, Auckland Youth Symphony, Christchurch Symphony, and Bach Musica New Zealand. As a recitalist, he has given recitals in UK, USA, Finland, France, Indonesia, Vietnam, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
He was awarded New Zealand Young Performer of the Year in 2008 and won First Prize at New Zealand Inaugural Wallace National Piano Competition in 2013. Jason became the first New Zealander to be invited to present a piano recital at the Grand Hall of New Zealand Parliament, the 'Beehive'. He has also performed twice for the former Prime Minister, Rt Hon Helen Clark. Jason received his Bachelor of Music in piano performance with First Class Honours at the University of Auckland and his Master of Arts in piano performance with the highest distinction award, 'DipRAM' at the Royal Academy of Music in London. Jason currently studies orchestral conducting in Finland.
At the age of 20, Jason became the first Young Steinway Artist in New Zealand and four years later, in 2016, he became a Steinway Artist. Jason was also the first South Korea-born New Zealander to be Associate Fellow of the Royal Commonwealth Society awarded by the Queen Elizabeth Diamond Jubilee Trust.
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88 Keys to Reaching Our Goal
88 Keys to Reaching Our Goal is part of ‘Project Piano’, our piano fundraising campaign. This was initiated after last year’s Walter Kirby competition in order to meet the demand of our exceptional pianists performing in the School of Imagination’s new Theatre. There are 88 keys on a keyboard and as part of this campaign, in conjunction with the fundraising concert, donors can contribute to the piano by purchasing a key. Generous donors can pledge more than one key, or even an octave.
White key $100
Black key $250
Bottom, top or middle C key $500
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