"Very poised with great control... lots of personality and lots of variety in colour... clear vision of what you wanted to say"

Geoff Parkin, Director of Royal Over-Seas League Arts

Hailing from Hong Kong, award-winning flautist Sirius Chau holds the esteemed title of City Music Foundation Artist and is the recipient of Making Music’s Philip and Dorothy Green Award. Previously acknowledged by prestigious institutions, including the Tillett Trust, Talent Unlimited, Manchester Mid-day Concerts Society, and Musicus Society in Hong Kong, Sirius’ accolades include the Tagore Gold Medal presented by King Charles III and the Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother Scholarship.

Sirius has held solo recitals at prestigious venues across the UK including the Wigmore Hall, Bridgewater Hall and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Recent orchestral engagements include playing Principal Flute with the English Touring Opera and Principal Piccolo with the Glyndebourne Tour Orchestra. He is a regular performer with renowned orchestras, including the BBC Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, and London Sinfonietta.

In addition to his orchestral roles, Sirius recently took on the role of Flute Teacher at Junior Trinity Conservatoire of Music and Dance. A decorated prizewinner in international and national competitions, Sirius has claimed top honours in competitions including the Royal Over-Seas League Competition, Eugene Magalif’s Flute Concerto International Competition (USA), Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra Young Soloist Competition, and the Royal College of Music Solo Woodwind Competition.

Among his diverse achievements, Sirius was awarded the Alain-Marion Scholarship at the Domaine Forget International Music Academy (Canada), studied under Emmanuel Pahud and Mathieu Dufour, and secured the Best Performance Award at the Hamamatsu International Wind Instrument Academy and Festival (Japan). Additionally, he received scholarships for training at the National Arts Centre (Canada), Orford Music Academy (Canada), Taipei Music Academy Festival (Taiwan), and the Alion Baltic International Music Festival (Estonia).

As a rising soloist and orchestral player in both the U.K. and Asia, Sirius is a sought-after artist at music festivals across Europe, including the Sound Unbound at Barbican Centre, Buxton International Festival, King’s Lynn Festival, Lichfield Festival, and Lake District Summer Music. His repertoire extends to world premieres, including Ray Leung’s alto-flute concerto ‘Waiting,’ performed with orchestras as a soloist, including the London Concertante, Eastbourne Symphony Orchestra, National Youth String Orchestra, and Westbourne Orchestra.

Sirius’s musical journey began under the guidance of Matthew Wu, founder of the Hong Kong Flute Academy. Furthering his studies at the Royal College of Music in London, he earned an Artist Diploma in Performance and a Master of Music (Distinction) under the mentorship of Katie Bedford, Emer McDonough, Sue Thomas, Rachel Brown, and Kathleen Stevenson.

Biographies available for download:
Sirius’ Short Bio (Eng)
Sirius’ Full Bio (Eng)
Sirius’ Bio (Chin)

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