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Currently in his first year postgraduate study in Birmingham Conservatoire, Ken Min Chyh Lim was the first prize winner of the Birmingham Conservatoire Piano Prize in 2017, the second prize winner of the Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Prize in 2015 and the first prize winner of the Delia Hall Accompaniment Prize in 2016. He took up piano lessons at the age of 6 and has obtained the LTCL performance diploma in 2010. Ken studies with Anthony Hewitt and John Thwaites in the conservatoire, in addition to masterclasses with Katherine Stott, Orit Wolf, Andrew West, Jerome Reed, Leslie Howard, Barry Douglas and Vasily Lobanov. His previous teachers include Chin Ying Soong, Ng Chong Lim and Samuel Tan. In 2012, Ken received the Patron’s Award for Piano Solo above 18 in the Malaysian Youth Orchestral Foundation’s music festival. In the same year, he joined the ASEAN Contemporary Music Ensemble conducted by Peter Veale to collaborate with musicians from Germany, Singapore and Thailand as they premier new music composed by young composers. He also studied composition with Yii Kah Hoe and one of his pieces was a part of the Malaysian SoundBridge festival in 2013.

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