About

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.

Media

Solo

Dutilleux: Sonata for piano (1947) – I. Allegro con moto
Tchaikovski/Pletnev: Pas de deux (Andante Maestoso) from The Nutcracker
Villa-Lobos: Impressoes Seresteiras from Ciclo Brasileiro
Boudreau: Valse de l’asile

Concerto

Gershwin: Piano Concerto in F [The Boston Conservatory Orchestra; Bruce Hangen – conductor]

Chamber

Ravel: Piano Trio in A minor – I. Modéré [Cordelia Paw – violin; Jia Yu – cello]
Franck: Piano Quintet in F minor – I. Molto Moderato Quasi Lento, Allegro [Ju-Hyun Kim – violin; Yi-Hsiu Liu – violin; Chen Lin – viola; Jia Yu – cello]
Brahms: Piano Quintet in F minor, Op. 34 – I. Allegro non Troppo [Ju-Hyun Kim – violin; Yi-Hsiu Liu – violin; Chen Lin – viola; Yun-Chun Sun – cello]

Repertoire

Concerto:

BRAHMS
  • Concerto No.1 in D minor, Op.15
CHOPIN
  • Concerto No.2 in F minor, Op.21
GERSHWIN
  • Concerto in F
  • Rhapsody in Blue
  • "I've Got Rhythm" Variations
GRIEG
  • Concerto in A minor, Op.16
LISZT
  • Concerto No.1 in E-flat Major
  • Hungarian Fantasia
MENDELSSOHN
  • Concerto No.1 in G minor, Op.25
MOZART
  • Concerto No.21 in C Major, K.467
PROKOFIEFF
  • Concerto No.2 in G minor, Op.16
RACHMANINOFF
  • Concerto No.2 in C minor, Op.18
SCHUMANN
  • Concerto in A minor, Op.54
TCHAIKOVSKY
  • Concerto No.1 in B-flat minor, Op.23

Calendar

2015:

  • January 9, 2015
  • 7:30pm
  • Broadmoor Hotel
  • Ballroom
  • Colorado Springs, CO
  • February 19, 2015
  • 8:00pm
  • The Boston Conservatory
  • Seully Hall
  • Boston, MA
  • Will Hurwitz [Baritone] - Junior Vocal Recital
  • works by: Mozart, Mahler, Ravel, Wolf & Vaughn Williams
  • February 21, 2015
  • 6:30pm
  • Boston University
  • Tsai Performence Center
  • Boston, MA
  • I-Ying Lin [Pianist] - Doctorate Recital
  • Grieg - Piano Concerto in A minor, Op.16
  • Gershwin - Concerto in F
  • February 28, 2015
  • 3:00pm
  • The Boston Conservatory
  • Houston Hall
  • Boston, MA
  • Zachary Smith [Baritone] - Senior Vocal Recital
  • Mozart - Figaro's Arias from Le Nozze Di Figaro
  • Schubert - selections of Lieder
  • Ibert - Quatre Chansons de Don Quichotte
  • Hoiby - I Have A Dream, Op.46

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