Australian pianist Samuel Dharma is the winner of numerous piano competition awards in Australia, Canada and Germany. His playing has been described as “powerful” (Jungfrau Zeitung) with "an artistic sincerity and intensity which is compelling as well as rare" (Dr Robert Roux, Steinway Artist).
Samuel has given solo recitals and performed as chamber musician to audiences in Australia, Europe, and North America. His performances have been broadcasted by 2MBS FM. As soloist, he has performed with the UNSW Orchestra conducted by Steven Hillinger and Colin Piper.
A graduate of the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory (Toronto, Canada) and Rice University (Houston, USA), Samuel has worked with many of the most sought-after artist teachers in the world, including Leon Fleisher, Robert McDonald, John Perry and Jacques Rouvier.
He currently resides in Sydney and maintains a private teaching studio while regularly accompanying talented young instrumentalists in various local and international competitions. Since 2015, he is a resident pianist at the Sydney International Piano Masterclass Festival, working in the composition studio of Australian composer Prof. Graham Hair.