Named by the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) as one of "30 Hot Canadian Classical Musicians Under 30", Hamilton Lau is establishing himself as a promising, energetic, and dedicated musician. Born and raised in Vancouver, British Columbia, he began his piano studies at the age of four, and he currently studies at the University of British Columbia.

He has achieved awards from numerous competitions at the international, national, provincial, and local level. He won the Canadian Music Competition and the Performing Arts BC Provincial Festival. Hamilton has a wide range of experience in performing, having played in Canada, the United States, and Europe. Recently, he played a solo recital at the Fazioli Concert Hall in Italy. He has performed concertos at the Orpheum Theatre and at the Chan Center, and his chamber music experiences comprise of performing at the Ent Center for the Arts and the Roy Barnett Recital Hall

Semi-Final Program

Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat Major, Op. 110 - L. van Beethoven

Edge - V. Kwok*

Scherzo from A Midsummer Night's Dream - Mendelssohn-Rachmaninoff

Tannhauser Overture - F. Liszt

Final Program

Barcarolle in F-sharp Major, Op. 60 - F. Chopin

Etude No. 6 Autumn in Warsaw - G. Ligeti

Piano Sonata No. 7 in B-flat Major, Op. 83 - S. Prokofiev