Rising Stars I
Peter Taurian is a Year 10 student at Sydney Grammar School. Peter’s association with music commenced at age 7 when he began piano tutorials at Trinity Grammar School and then later in high school with Bradley Evans. He successfully completed AMEB Grade 8 (Piano) and is currently studying for his AMus. In Year 7 Peter was introduced to the organ and is presently preparing for his Grade 7 AMEB (Organ) under the instruction of Robert Wagner. In 2016 Peter was awarded 2nd prize in the Sydney Organ Competition Junior Section.
Peter is a keen language student and enjoys the study of Latin, German and Mandarin. He is also an avid reader, particularly of historical fiction. In his spare time he is a keen player of battle strategy games, involving assembly and painting of miniature models. In the sporting arena Peter has shown great enthusiasm for skiing, basketball and volleyball.
Born in Sydney, Kye, aged 16, began playing the piano at age 4 and picked up the trombone at age 8. Through his primary school years, as well as playing in school bands, he extended his playing through the Northern Sydney Schools Wind Orchestra. While attending a State Music Camp in 2012, he was approached to perform a trombone solo at the Sydney Opera House, which he did as part of the Festival of Choral Music.
Kye was offered a full music scholarship at Sydney Grammar School, where he now performs in the Orchestra, Wind Ensemble, Jazz Band and choirs. Through these ensembles, he has had the opportunity to work with accomplished musicians including James Morrison, Paul Grabowsky and Dr. John Lynch. Since moving to Sydney Grammar School, he achieved his AMusA on trombone at age 14, and is now working towards his LMusA later this year. Last year, he competed in the Sydney Eisteddfod, winning the 19 and under brass solo section.