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Practical Update 

We appreciate how much the cancellation of our exams has affected learners and we are working hard on solutions to ensure learners can gain their qualifications at the earliest opportunity.

However, on the basis of official and local advice due to COVID-19, we have made the decision to cancel all Practical exams in Macau until further notice. This decision affects all 2020 bookings for Graded Music Exams, ARSM, Diploma, Choral Singing and Ensemble exams, but does not currently affect any bookings for Music Theory exams. Following this decision, we will process 100% refunds for all existing Practical exam bookings and our Representatives will provide further guidance in due course.

We are sorry for the impact on teachers and candidates and thank you for your loyalty and support while these restrictions remain in place. We are continuing to review when live Practical exams can resume in Macau and will offer them again at the earliest possible opportunity.

Our new remotely-assessed Performance Grades provide an alternative progression route for students during this period of disruption. The Performance Grades are equivalent to our Practical Grades in demand, recognition and value. They are based on the same repertoire and syllabuses, assessment criteria and quality assurance measures as our existing exams and will be assessed by the same highly trained examiners. Booking will open in Macau before the end of the year and you can record your video submission any time from now on. Find out more here.

Explore, experience and discover with ABRSM

Join professional pianist Loo Bang Hean and explore music across Grades 6–8 from the new 2019 & 2020 Piano syllabus (including alternative pieces).

For enquiries and to book a place, please call 68281963 or email [email protected].

Born in Ipoh, Malaysia, Bang Hean’s teachers include Serena Chow and Rickie Oui. He was the first-prize winner of the First National Mozart Piano Competition in 1987. Following his success in the LRSM Music Performance diploma in that same year, ABRSM awarded him a four-year scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music (RCM), London.

There, Bang Hean studied with Yonty Solomon, John Blakely and Dennis Lee. He won numerous prizes at the RCM, and awards from the Anthony Saltmarsh Prize and the Countess of Munster Musical Trust enabled him to undergo a year of postgraduate studies with Professor Ilonka Deckers in Milan, Italy.

After returning to Malaysia in 1995, Bang Hean has regularly appeared in solo recitals, chamber concerts and concerto performances with various orchestras. He's appeared in most major concert venues in Malaysia and is an active chamber musician, performing frequently with various instrumentalists including members of the National Symphony Orchestra and the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. Performances abroad include appearances in the UK, Italy, Brunei, Singapore, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Cambodia and South Korea.

Bang Hean is also very much involved in music education and is an adjunct lecturer at the Institute of Music, UCSI University, as well as a frequent seminar presenter and competition adjudicator around the region.

Dates, time and venue

Grades 6–7

Monday 10 December 2018
7pm–10pm

Grade 8

Tuesday 11 December 2018
7pm–10pm

Macao Youth Symphony Orchestra Training Centre,
131 Avenida Do Almirante Lacerda,
Edf Industrial Wa Long 2 andar AB Macau
Price
Full price: Mop 800
(Mop 500 for one day)

Price is for both days and includes welcome pack and refreshments.

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