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Valérie Tam (14)
Concerto: Mozart Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595 (I. Allegro)
Valérie started piano lessons since she was 4 years old and she is currently studying with Ms Langning Liu. She had won numerous first place awards and scholarships, most notably in USA, Hong Kong, Dubai, Austria, Switzerland and absolute first prize with scholarships in Italy and Singapore. Locally, she was the grand trophy winner in the CCC Toronto international music festival and first prize winner of the Steinway Toronto Competition in 2021 and won prizes and scholarships in local and provincial competitions. In 2022, she was the second prize winner of the OMNI music competition in Montreal and she was invited to play at the final stage of the Osaka International Music Competition in Osaka, Japan and Piano Neuchâtel Val de Travers in Neuchâtel, Switzerland in 2023. She had performed locally, in Quebec and Vancouver to internationally, at the Carnegie Hall in USA, Vienna, Austria, Japan and Switzerland. She has worked in masterclasses with many musicians and most recently Professors Richard Raymond and Dan Xiaoyi. She had also collaborated with various string ensembles and her most memorable performance was playing with the orchestra in 2018. Besides music, Valérie dances at the National ballet school of Canada and speaks English, French, Cantonese, Spanish, Latin and Japanese.