Angela Au, born in Hong Kong began her piano lessons at the age of 6 with Katherine Lu and subsequently with John Winther at the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts. She held her first full piano recital in 1986 at the invitation of the German consulate and was chosen to play for H.M. Queen Elizabeth II in honoring her Royal visit to Hong Kong in the same year. In 1987, she became the first Hong Kong-born pianist ever admitted to the Curtis Institute of Music, studying with Gary Graffman and Eleanor Sokoloff.
She has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, the Philadelphia Pops Orchestra, Boston Pops Orchestra, London Mozart players, Cedar Rapids Symphony Orchestra of Iowa, Newton Symphony Orchestra, Hong Kong Sinfonietta and the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra among others. On completion of her high school education and her musical studies at Curtis with a Diploma in Music and later with an A.B. Economics from Harvard University. In 2005, she released her first CD of Rachmaninov and Chopin Concertos with the Vlaams Radio Orkest, conducted by Maestro Dirk Brossé.
A woman with multiple talents that extends beyond the scope of her poetic pianism and technical bravura, Angela currently enjoys successful multi-faceted careers as Executive Director in a multinational real estate development and portfolio asset management Group managing a group of companies that includes commercial, hospitality, residential developments, IT developments in Hong Kong, China and Canada. Angela is also deeply interested in education for our future generation. She is currently developing a series of education mobile applications to aid our younger generation to better absorb knowledge and values in a creative and interactive environment. A philanthropist at heart, she is also Executive Director for a non-profit organization that provides funding for the underprivileged in Hong Kong and China via Education and various Youth Development Programmes while continuing as a concert pianist performing around the world.