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Varied sound

By Tara Whitsed

David Soo enjoys spending several hours trying to achieve an ‘‘ideal’’ sound when he plays the piano.

The pianist, 25, will take to the stage at this year’s Australian National Piano Awards which was always a rewarding feeling, he said.

The full-time musician, one of 14 finalists playing at the event, said there were so many sounds you could produce from the piano.

‘‘I’ve always loved music since I was very young,’’ he said.

‘‘I was very fortunate to hear my mother play when I was growing up.

‘‘Since then it has become a life-long hobby and I am extremely grateful for the opportunity to pursue this career.’’

Completing his artist diploma at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Mr Soo’s goal was to continually learn and perform as much repertoire as he could while still a student.

‘‘My other goal is to perform as frequently as I can in concert halls throughout the world, as soloist, chamber musician and concerto soloist,’’ he said.

He said he had been rehearsing for the Shepparton piano awards for quite some time and was looking forward to the opportunity to share music with like-minded musicians.