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Justin Gao

Piano, Percussion

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Community Concert

Teacher(s):

Dr Gian-Franco Ricci (Piano), Sandy Sin (Percussion)

Justin Gao

I am 12 years old. I started learning piano when I was 6 years old. In 2022, I was offered a position in the Rising Stars Program at Sydney Conservatorium of Music. After two years' study with my teacher Dr Gian-Franco Ricci, I am now in the highest-level Premier Program.

I also play percussion and I love it so much. I started learning percussion in 2021, mainly focus on marimba and snare drum. In 2022, I participated Australian Percussion Eisteddfod (APE) and won the 1st place of 2 mallet solo grade C. In 2023, I achieved the 2nd place of APE Primary Percussion Solo and the 1st place of Ryde Eisteddfod 14 and under Percussion Solo. My passion continued in the percussion ensemble. In 2023, I performed at the Festival of Instrumental Music Concerts and Boom International Percussion Festival closing event as a member of Sydney Percussion Ensemble. I am also heavily involved in school band and ensemble.

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