YPA 2014 FINALIST: KIRAN PHATAK
Since 1944, this competition has provided aspiring young musicians with the opportunity to perform with Australia's major orchestras in the quest to be named ABC Symphony Australia Young Performer of the Year. It is an opportunity like no other for up-and-coming Australian classical artists.
Perth-born Kiran Phatak studied at the Australian National Academy of Music from 2011 to 2013 under the tutelage of Margaret Crawford and Virginia Taylor. Previously, he was awarded a Bachelor of Music from the University of Western Australia where he studied with Michael Waye and Andrew Nicholson and won the Janet Anderson Prize for Woodwind, the Wesley Scholarship and the Vice-Chancellor's Award of Distinction.
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