The prodigiously talented Shuan Hern Lee adds another international win to his growing collection.

Shuan Hern Lee, an intrepid 10-year-old from Dianella in Western Australia, has won the first prize of $2000(US) at the Piano Passion International Piano Competition in Astana, Kazakhstan.

Since starting piano lessons at the age of two with his teacher and father Yoon Sen Lee, Shuan Hern has won several major competitions throughout Asia and Europe and is well on his way to becoming a world-class pianist.

Shuan Hern’s latest feat came about after his father received an invitation from the Russian pianist and Chairman of the jury Denis Matsuev to submit a ten-minute DVD to the committee. As many as 130 pianists were then narrowed down to eight, before the gutsy young Australian was invited to travel to Astana for the competition.

No stranger to the competitive arena, Shuan Hern already boasts a wealth of firsts from various piano competitions, both at home and abroad, including the third Chopin International Piano Competition and the Hong Kong Open. He also won the Best Pianist of the Year Award at the 2011 West Australian Pianists Competition and third prize in the Russian Music International Piano Competition.

The second round...