New Zealand pianist, Jason Bae was born in Daejeon, South Korea in 1991 where he began studying piano at the age of five. At the age of twelve, he made his concerto debut with Auckland Symphony Orchestra and a year later, he became the youngest concerto soloist to perform with Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra. Since then, Jason has performed as a concerto soloist with New Zealand National Youth Symphony, Queensland Symphony Orchestra of Australia, Auckland Youth Symphony, Christchurch Symphony as well as giving recitals throughout in U.K, U.S.A, Finland, France, Indonesia, South Korea, Australia and New Zealand.
Jason was awarded 1st Prize in the 2008 Bradshaw & Buono International Piano Competition in New York, which led to a performance at the Carnegie Hall in Weill Recital Hall. In the same year, he won the New Zealand Young Performer of the Year. In 2009, he won 2nd prize at the Lev Vlassenko International Piano Competition in Brisbane, Australia. In 2013, he was the Grand 1st Prize Winner of the New Zealand Inaugural Wallace National Piano Competition.
In the 2016-17 season, Jason will be giving a debut recital at St. Martin-in-the-Fields in London, King’s Place Hall in London, Steinway Hall in London, Steinway Piano Gallery in Helsinki, St. Mary Magdalene Church in London, Korean Cultural Centre in U.K, The Quarry Theatre in St. Luke's in Bedford, Univeristy of Auckland, Univeristy of North Florida in U.S.A and Cosmos Hall in Seoul.
Parallel to his concerts as a pianist, Jason will be making his conducting debut with Kuopio Symphony Orchestra in Finland, Vaasa City Orchestra in Finland, South Denmark Philharmonic Orchestra, Berlin Sinfonietta, GOODEN.SEMBLE in London for the 2016 Bloomsbury Festival and University of North Florida Symphony Orchestra in U.S.A.
After receiving his Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at University of Auckland with Dr. Rae de Lisle, Jason received his Master of Arts in piano performance with the highest distinction award, ‘DipRAM’ at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the tutelage of Christopher Elton and Joanna MacGregor in 2015. Jason has also studied at the Aspen Music Festival and School with Ann Schein and John O'Conor from 2007 to 2013. Jason currently studies orchestral conducting with Jorma Panula in Finland.
Jason is the first New Zealander to become the Young Steinway Artist since 2012 and last year he became ‘Steinway Artist’. Jason has been appointed as the youngest School of Music Visiting Fellow at University of Auckland at age 24. Jason’s debut CD 'Marylebone' with Austrian Gramophone was released in 2015.
Concert in the Steinway Piano Gallery Helsinki will be held on June 21st 6:00 pm.
In concert Jason will be performing:
Carl Vine - Piano Sonata No.1
Maurice Ravel - Miroirs
Steinway Artisti Jason Bae konsertoi Steinway Piano Galleryssa 21.06. 18:00.