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Born in Manchester, Ben-San Lau was organ scholar at King’s College Cambridge and graduated in 2012. He then specialised as an accompanist at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama and at the National Opera Studio in London. In 2013, he was chosen by Graham Johnson to take part in the Song Guild Concert of Schubert Lieder at the Barbican Centre in London. He went on to play for master classes given by Gerald Finley, Benjamin Luxon and Edith Wiens. He has performed at the Wigmore Hall, London, at the Oxford Lieder Festival, the Amsterdam Concertgebouw, the Liszt Academy in Budapest and at La Pedrera in Barcelona. In 2014, he was awarded the Musician’s Prize by the Concert Company of the Concordia Foundation, and the Serena Nevill Prize. In 2015, he became a member of the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme. As a pianist and vocal coach, he has collaborated with Holland Park productions (Puccini’s La Bohème, 2016), British Youth Opera (Paul Bunyan by Britten and Il Matrimonio segreto by Cimarosa 2013) and Riverside Opera (Carmen, 2013). In 2014, he took part in a Solti Peretti master class with Richard Bonynge. At the Guildhall he worked on operas by Donizetti, Malcolm Arnold and Hans Werner Henze. He has been in residence at the Paris Opera Academy since September 2016.
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