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Bastien Buwalda

Bastien is thirteen years old and attends the Australian International School in Singapore. Born in Australia, Bastien spent his whole life there until he and his family relocated to Asia in 2015. He has a great love for music and enjoys both composing and performing. Bas studies singing with Ms Alexandra Novicova and is currently preparing with Miss Lu Min Chew for his grade 8 AMEB piano exam. Using modern technology he also continues to study music theory, composition and contemporary piano with his Australian teacher Paul Myatt, who has been his musical coach since he was four years old. Bas has performed in various music events in Australia. In 2014 he recorded some vocal and instrumental pieces for the DVD ‘Budding Virtuosity’ presented by Forte Music Australia. In 2016 Bastien performed the role of Kurt in Roger’s and Hammerstein’s The Sound of Music in Hong Kong. In addition he was a soloist in the 2016 Hong Kong City Chamber Orchestra’s performance of the Snowman and the Bear. Bastien performed as a star performer in the ChildAid 2017 concert and was recently invited as a soloist for the upcoming ChildAid 2018 concert in Singapore. Bas is an active member of the elite performance group K-aos (by the Kid’s Academy of Stars in Singapore) and is the house pianist in the AIS Jazz- and Soul band.