Peter Leung, Hong Kong
Peter Chun Shing Leung, aged 17, is a young pianist and passionate musician who began his musical journey at the age of 4. Since the age of 9, Peter has studied under the mentorship of Professor Eleanor Wong at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, where his exceptional talent and dedication have earned him numerous accolades and recognitions.
At the age of 10, Peter earned his performance diploma with distinction from Trinity College London and became a Young Scholar of the Lang Lang International Music Foundation. He also received the Hong Kong Outstanding Teens Election 2018 Award at the age of 12, which is a prestigious honor presented by the Hong Kong Special Administration Region, China.
Peter has had the privilege of performing at numerous acclaimed international events, including the Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra Oxford Piano Festival at the University of Oxford, UK, and twice at the Midway Young Artists Orchestra Music Summer Summit in Chicago, USA. In 2017, Peter performed alongside renowned musician Lang Lang and Chinese Kung-Fu star Donnie Yen at the "20th Anniversary
of Hong Kong’s Return to China gala. He also performed with Lang Lang at the University of Hong Kong and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University in the same year.
In 2018, Peter and Lang Lang held a recital together at the Hanoi Opera House of Vietnam. The following year, Peter held his debut recital at the age of 13 at the Soul Music and Performing Arts Academy in Ho Chi Minh City.
Peter achieved significant musical accomplishments in 2022, including successfully performing the Beethoven 32 Piano Sonata" program at the Hong Kong Academy for the Performing Arts, which was recorded and broadcast on Hong Kong Television and Hong Kong Radio 4. Later that year, he played the Tchaikovsky Piano Concerto No. 1 with the Hong Kong Orchestra at the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, receiving critical acclaim. In 2023, he participated in two fundraising galas for Po Leung Kuk, a prominent social service organization in Hong Kong.
Peter has also won several international competitions, including the Winner Prize of the 17th International Television Contest for Young Musicians, Moscow, Russia, 2016; the first prize of the 2nd World Piano E-competition in Italy, 2021; and the top prize of the open class and the final round of the 9th Hong Kong International Youth Performance Arts Festival, 2022.