Indonesia’s leading pianist, recording artist, adjudicator, and music educator, Teguh Sukaryo studied with Jon Kimura Parker, Peter Takacs, Michael Gurt, and Carmel Lutton. He has been coached by Byron Janis and Einar-Steen Nokleberg, and had masterclasses with Christopher Elton, Piers Lane, Lee Luvisi, among others. His conducting teachers included Paul Polivnick, Anton Krager, and Frank Wickes.
Teguh Sukaryo graduated with a BMus degree in Piano Performance from Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, NSW, Australia, in 1998 where he always received the coveted High Distinction for his recitals. He received full scholarships to study at Oberlin Conservatory, Ohio, where he graduated with the Artist Diploma (2001); Rice University/Shepherd School of Music, Houston, Master of Music (2003); and Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, where he studied for his Doctorate course (2003-2004). He received a Beethoven Prize in the Grieg International Competition for Pianists, held in Oslo, Norway 2005.
A sought-after teacher, Teguh has been granted numerous pedagogical awards, such as “Great Piano Masters Pedagogical Award” from Great Masters International Piano Competition Vladimir Horowitz Edition; “Honorary Diploma Best Teacher” VI Geneve International Music Competition; “Best Teacher Award” Music and Stars Award; “Teacher’s Award” Chopin Avenue International Competition; “Teacher of The First Prize Winner” 2nd World Piano E-Competition Napolinova; “Outstanding Teacher Award” Global Genius Music Competition; “Outstanding Teacher Award” Khemsiri Music x DFC Music International Piano Competition; “First Prize Winner” Charleston International Music Competition; and “Teacher Diploma” 1st International Piano Competition Sergei Rachmaninoff. Once a Joseph and Ida Kirkland Mullen Fellow, who served as a faculty member at Rice University Preparatory Program, Teguh Sukaryo is now the founder and the director of Teguh Sukaryo International Music School – TSIMS, Jakarta. His students have won over one hundred Grand Prix, Absolute First Prizes, Gold Medals, as well as Special Prizes from all around the world, i.e from Moscow to Salzburg, from Paris to New York City. His students have been invited to perform at Carnegie Hall NYC, Salzburg Mozarteum, and Rachmaninoff Hall Moscow State Tchaikovsky Conservatory, among others.
Teguh has made a few albums entitled: “Teguh Sukaryo – Brahms, Mompou and Mussorgsky”, “Scenes of Childhood” (works by Schumann, Debussy, Turina and Mompou), Burgmuller Op. 100, and
Burgmuller Op. 109. In 2012 he received a MURI award (Museum of World Record of Indonesia) from becoming the performer with “The most popular show of all time” in Classical Music Discovery, USA. He was named “Artist of The Week” by Radio Arts Indonesia. As a chamber musician he has collaborated with violinist Rudolf Koelman, former Concertmaster of Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, and several other international musicians.
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