Gladys Chua

Piano

Australian Youth Orchestra: 2009

National Music Camp: 2009

AYO Chamber Players: 2010


Gladys Chua studied music and economics at The University of Melbourne, then at The Opera Studio Melbourne as Répétiteur Intern in 2010. That year, she was appointed Director of Music at Queen's College, The University of Melbourne. Subsequently, she studied with Timothy Young at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) and undertook a Fellowship there in 2014 under the mentorship of Genevieve Lacey and Timothy Young.

In 2013, she performed as a soloist alongside Finnish pianist Paavali Jumppanen with the ANAM Orchestra. During her studies, she was awarded numerous prizes and scholarships, including the Maude Harrington Prize for Piano Accompaniment, ANAM's 2012 Chamber Music Competition prize, the inaugural St Silas Prize for Outstanding Achievement (ANAM), and as finalist in the 2014 Mietta Song Competition. 

Gladys has performed in projects with the West Australian, Melbourne and Tasmanian Symphony Orchestras, and at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music, Perth International Arts Festival, Port Fairy Spring Music Festival, and Synaesthesia at the Music of Old and New Art (Hobart). Gladys co-curated 'A Single Day' at the 2017 Fremantle Festival, and has been a Freedman Fellowship nominee. In 2018, Gladys performed at the Blackwood River Chamber Festival, Soft Soft Loud (PIAF), WASO's Chamber Music Weekend, and touring across Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia for the ANAM Artist programme as a member of Ensemble Peregrine. 

As an educator, she has tutored at the Southern Cross Soloists Winter Music School,  Tutti World Youth Music Festival Beijing, and currently works at Penrhos College as Piano Accompanist. In this role, she accompanies choirs across Junior and Secondary Schools, works with various instrumental ensembles, and coaches students undertaking solo performances across all styles. Additionally, she maintains a busy career as a freelance pianist, performing in recitals, accompanying, coaching, and teaching.

Photo credit: Cameron Jamieson

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