“This young artist’s potential is boundless.”
– THE WASHINGTON POST
Hailed by the Washington Post as a young artist with “boundless potential” who can “already hold his own with the best,” pianist Aristo Sham has dazzled audiences on five continents in countries ranging from Singapore and Argentina to Slovenia, Morocco, and throughout the United States.
He recently performed as soloist with the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Edo de Waart, the English Chamber Orchestra under Raymond Leppard, the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra, and the Minnesota Orchestra.
Mr. Sham won First Prize at the 2018 Young Concert Artists International Auditions. The Young Concert Artists Series will present his debut recitals in New York at Merkin Concert Hall and in Washington, DC at the Kennedy Center Theater this season.
He also won First Prize at the 2019 Alessandro Casagrande International Piano Competition in Italy, the Silver Medal at the 2018 Gina Bachauer International Artists Piano Competition, First Prize at the 2018 Charles Wadsworth International Piano Competition, First Prize and the Barenreiter Urtext Special Prize at Germany’s Ettlingen International Piano Competition, and First Prize at the New York International Piano Competition.
A native of Hong Kong, Aristo Sham is currently completing a joint program of Harvard University and the New England Conservatory. Harvard granted him a B.A. in Economics with a minor in French in 2019, and he will earn an M.Mus. in Piano Performance from the New England Conservatory in 2020. He also travels to Sweden, where he serves as Artist-in-Residence at the Ingesund School of Music, and has attended the Harrow School in the United Kingdom and the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. In his free time, Mr. Sham enjoys travelling, languages, gastronomy and oenology.
YCA represents pianist Aristo Sham for worldwide engagements. Please contact us for more information.