Amir Farid (piano) has been described as “a highly creative musician – a pianist of great intelligence and integrity. He brings strong musical substance to all that he does, imbuing it with his own particular experience and understanding.” Throughout his career, Amir has been working developing under the guidance of Professor Ronald Farren-Price, with whom he completed his Bachelor of Music degree, and is currently undertaking a Master of Music degree at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, University of Melbourne. He has performed concerti with the Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and ANAM Orchestras, including Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto at the Sidney Myer Music Bowl with the Melbourne Symphony. As a chamber musician, Amir is pianist of the Benaud Trio (www.benaudtrio.com), winning the Piano Trio prize at the 2005 Australian Chamber Music Competition, and with whom he undertook a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts in Canada. As an accompanist, he was winner of the prize for best pianist at the 2012 and 2006 Mietta Song Competitions, and the 2007 Geoffrey Parsons Award.