Prelude Music will be organising 2 piano recitals in July, one in Miri on 19th and one on 20th in Kota Kinabalu.
Matthew Kam is a rising star in the new generation of Classical music performing artists. His solo performances have been widely recognized as being warm, sensitive and intelligent, ‘full of drama and great lyrical expressiveness’. A critic in The Age of
Born in 1981 in Kuching, Matthew grew up and studied at the
Inspired by his elder sister Charissa, Matthew began learning the piano when he was five. In his formative years in
Whilst in Australia, leading music professor and pianist Max Cooke (OAM, Bundesverdienstkreuz) of the University of Melbourne who formerly trained in Paris with Alfred Cortot, recognized Matthew’s potential and decided to accept him as one of his protégés. Professor Max Cooke has since continued to train and mentor Matthew in his ongoing professional development.
In 2000 he was the highest prize-winner of the National Piano Festival Competition held in Ipoh and was awarded an International Undergraduate Scholarship by the University of Melbourne for studies in music. He graduated in 2004 with Bachelor of Music Performance (Honours) and did a post-graduate diploma course in performance at the
In 2004 Matthew won the coveted Australian National Piano Award. In this competition, he was also awarded the Special Prize for the ‘Best Performance of Music Written after 1950’, which was specifically for his performance of Rautavaara’s Fire Sermon Sonata. Matthew also won the Hepzibah Menuhin Memorial Award, the 3MBS-FM Young Performer of the Year Award, National MBS Young Performers Award and many other prizes in the past. Matthew has made numerous live and recorded broadcasts for ABC Classic FM and MBS FM Network across
He moved to the
Matthew has gained considerable performing experiences since the age of nineteen. He appeared as a soloist with the Melbourne University Symphony Orchestra performing Tchaikovsky’s First Piano Concerto, attended the Tanglewood programme in the
He has a busy performing schedule in 2008 for recitals in
In April 2008, he released his first commercial compact disc on the Schimmel Artist Collection label.