Born in New Zealand, Australian-Chinese pianist and composer Rob Hao is currently a student at the Royal College of Music, London. He studies piano with Professor Gordon Fergus-Thompson and composition with Dr Alison Kay. Having grown up in Australia, Rob attended Sydney Grammar School, studying piano with Ransford Elsley and composition with Dr Nicholas Vines. He has also worked with and participated in masterclasses with renowned pianists such as Rustem Hayroudinoff, Sarah Grunstein, Ian Fountain, Leon McCawley, and Peter Jablonski.
In 2016, Rob gave his concerto debut, performing Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 in C major in Australia. In recent years he has performed many solo recitals, and continues to curate his annual charity piano recital series. He programs his own compositions in conjunction with much of the Western classical canon, as well as other contemporary works. In addition to his solo performances, Rob also works extensively in lieder and chamber repertoire. Aside from music, he has worked professionally as a photographer, and is a keen amateur cook. Rob is currently based in London.
Updated 20 April 2019