Based out of Boston, Augustine is an award-winning Filipino Canadian pianist whose performances have taken him across the United States, Canada and Italy. At the age of 15, Augustine won the gold medal at the Technics World Music Festival performing Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No.2 at the Jack Singer Concert Hall in Calgary, Alberta. He subsequently won the grand prize in both provincial and national piano competitions within Canada, including the Kinsmen, Lyell Gustin and Florence Bowes Piano Competitions.
Augustine recorded for the CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) after having been selected through competitive auditions during the 2006 “auditions jeunes artistes d’Espace musique de Radio-Canada”. He also records for studio, film and television.
Augustine completed his Bachelor's (2003) and Master's (2005) of Music at the Conservatoire de musique de Montréal with high distinction, and received his Graduate Performance Diploma (2007) as a full scholarship student at The Boston Conservatory. While at The Boston Conservatory, Augustine performed on numerous occasions as part of the Piano and Chamber Music Honors Concerts. He also won first prize at the annual Concerto Competition, earning him a performance of Gershwin's Concerto in F with The Boston Conservatory Orchestra, conducted by Bruce Hangen at Harvard University's Sanders Theater. He has also worked with conductor Enrico Marconi, performing Mozart's Concerto No. 21 "Elvira Madigan" with the Sinfonia Perusina at The Basilica of San Francesco d'Assisi, Italy.
A sought-after instrumental and vocal collaborator, he frequently performs with Tae Kim as the piano duo Gonzales/Kim Duo, First Prize winners of the 2015 United States International Duo Piano Competition. He has also joined the Videri String Quartet as a guest artist on their first album release (Portals) of video game music arranged for string quartet.
Augustine’s past teachers have included Michael Lewin, Henri Brassard, Raoul Sosa and Kathleen Solose.