Saturday, February 20, 2021

Shuhei Lawson | 2nd Prize | Strings | 6th Edition | ENKOR Int'l Music Competition


Japanese Australian cellist Shuhei Lawson’s performances have taken him to places overseas including New Zealand, The United States of America and domestically in Australia.

He has performed at festivals including the Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2018 (Townsville), The University of Oklahoma String Academy 2019 (USA), The Adams Chamber Music School 2020 (NZ), and this year as a 2020 Brisbane Music Festival Young Artist. Through these festivals, Shuhei has performed in master classes with leading cellists including Li Wei Qin, István Várdai and Guy Johnston. He has won many prizes such as The RSL Youth Development Program, The 4MBS Virtuoso Award and The Ross Peters 4MBS Prize.

In addition to performing at a variety of music festivals, Shuhei has also performed with Australia’s leading ensembles such as The Queensland Symphony Orchestra cello section, Queensland Pops Orchestra and members of the Goldner String Quartet as part of the Queensland Conservatorium's Side by Side concert in 2019.

Shuhei is currently completing his final year of his undergraduate degree at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music Griffith University under the guidance of Hyung Suk Bae (QSO) and Professor György Déri. In 2021, Shuhei will begin his studies at The Australian National Academy of Music under the guidance of Howard Penny. His teachers have included Simon Cobcroft (ASO), David Lale (QSO) and Dr. Meta Weiss (Boulder, Colarado). He has also benefited by such luminaries as Julian Smiles, Yoshika Masuda and Howard Penny. In his free time, Shuhei has a passion for cooking and fishing. 

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