Our congratulations to Edward Neeman, a first year Artist Diploma student from Australia, who recently was awarded second prize in the Southern Highland International Piano Competition in Canberra, Australia.

Already a promising young pianist, Neeman can now add yet another item to his extensive list of competition successes. Neeman boasts an impressive resume of competition wins, recitals and masterclasses taught all over the world. He is also a composer, and demonstrates an active interest in new music. His previous studies have brought him to several other prestigious schools of music, including the Australian National University, the Manhattan School of Music, and the Juilliard School. Neeman is currently a student of James Tocco, CCM’s Eminent Scholar in Chamber Music.

Members of the local Southern Highlands community conceived the Southern Highlands International Piano Competition in 2005. The goal of the competition is to provide performance opportunities for high caliber emerging performers, and bring quality, memorable classical piano music to the region. You can learn more about the competition here.

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