A pianist with extensive solo, chamber and ensemble experience, Karen Lau received her Master of Music from Manhattan School of Music, New York City, USA and her Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, China. A prize winning musician, Karen was awarded First Prize in the piano solo division at the Hong Kong Youth & Children Competition. She has also served as staff collaborative pianist at the Castleman Quartet Programme in Fredonia, New York and Denver, Colorado, respectively, performing works by Schubert, Ravel, and Hindemith. She has close to a decade of teaching experience, having taught in China, Hong Kong and USA. Karen currently serves on the faculty of Aureus Academy as a Piano Teacher and accompanist.