Peter Leung

Since beginning saxophone at age 7, Peter has had a varied and extensive performance career, spanning several countries and musical styles.

Peter is currently undertaking a Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music under Dr. Michael Duke, after completing a Masters of Music Degree at Fontys Conservatorium in Tilburg, Holland, under the tutelage of Ties Mellema (Amstel Saxophone Quartet, 2010 Nederlands Music Prize Winner) and Niels Bijl (Aurelia Saxophone Quartet). During his time in the Netherlands Peter performed a number of solo recitals, a radio broadcast with Fonty’s Conservatorium Saxophone Ensemble and performed with F.C. Jongebloed in the concert series ster. zwart gat. rood hondje, premiering new works.

In 2009 Peter was asked to perform with the Sydney Youth Orchestra in their performance of Bernstein’s Symphonic Dances: West Side Story, in their second Flagship Concert.

2008 saw Peter awarded a Buzz Grant by the Foundation for Young Australians, allowing him to attend the Université Européenne de Saxophone in Gap, France under the guidance of Claude Delangle, Arno Bornkamp and other saxophone professors. Later this year Peter completed his studies at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, graduating with a Bachelor in Music (Honours) majoring in Saxophone Performance.

In 2005, Peter attended the Aberystwyth MusicFest in Wales where he participated in masterclasses run by Gerard McChrystal, Head of Saxophone at Trinity College of Music, London. During this festival Peter was chosen to perform Milhaud’s La Creation du Monde with the Musicfest Sinfonia. He also performed as lead soprano saxophone in Septettin’ by Chris Gordon, in addition to performing solo performances of both Australian and International works. During the same year Peter travelled to London where he undertook lessons with Kyle Horch and Martin Robertson, professors of saxophone at The Royal College of Music.

Peter currently performs as a solo artist in Sydney, as well as a member of the Sydney Conservatorium of Music Saxophone Orchestra.

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