Bachelor of Music (Piano Performance), LMusA (pianoforte), AMusA (dist) (pianoforte)
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Arthur Athan is a pianist, teacher & lawyer from Melbourne. He completed his Bachelor of Music majoring in piano performance with high distinction at Monash University. His principal teachers have been Tamara Smolyar and Majella Drew.
An accomplished pianist, Arthur regularly gives recitals throughout Melbourne, around Australia and overseas. Arthur was awarded second prize at the 2016 UCSI International Piano Competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and first prize, the Audience Choice Award and the John Hopkins Performance Fellowship at the 2015 Australian Vocal and Concerto Competition in Townsville, Australia. He was also awarded first prize in the 2014 3MBS live performance series ‘The Talent’ Season 1 in Melbourne. Arthur has been previously selected for the 2015 Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition in Brisbane, 2016 Keri Keri International Piano Competition in New Zealand and the 2016 NTD International Piano Competition in New York, USA.
Arthur made his concerto debut in 2014 performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 with the Old Scotch Symphony Orchestra and John Ferguson. He has since appeared in concerto engagements with the Monash Academy Orchestra in Melbourne, the Barrier Reef Orchestra in Townvsille and the Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in Perth. He has worked with pre-imminent Australian conductors Fabian Russell, Mario Dobernig and Raymond Yong.
Arthur has participated in masterclasses with eminent pianists including Paul Badura-Skoda, Dr Leslie Howard, Natasha Vlassenko, Roberto Prosseda, Nicolas Hodges and Philippe Cassard.
Arthur has taught privately for over 7 years, mentoring talented beginners to undergraduate students. Arthur was the sole adjudicator of the 2015 Kerang Eisteddfod and the 2017 Centralian Eistedfodd in Alice Springs.
Arthur is the immediate past Treasurer and a member of the founding committee of the Monash Music Students’ Society (est. 2015). He continues to serve with the music ministry at Donvale Presbyterian Church.
Aside from music, Arthur is a family lawyer and speaks fluent Indonesian.
Soli Deo Gloria
These details were last updated on April 17, 2018