Vietnamese-Australian pianist Hoang Pham, 28, won the 2013 ABC Australian Symphony Young Performer of the Year at the grand final in Melbourne city’s Town Hall on October 12.

Pham Minh Hoang, the pianist’s full name, won the prize after convincingly performing Tchaikovsky’s Concerto No.1 with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra.

The high-profile artist has been lauded by Australian media as a ‘child prodigy of music’ since he was just five.

A disciple of renowned piano teacher Rita Reichman for the last ten years, Hoang Pham has won many prestigious awards at such piano competitions as Lev Vlassenko in 2005 and the Sydney International in 2008.-VNA