Samuel Au was born in Hong Kong. He played the piano from an early age and won several local competitions. He then took up the violin studying under Li Wing-shun, Wang Jia-yang, Yao Jue and Tina Chang Qu and was admitted into the Junior Music Programme at The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts. He holds a Fellowship in violin performance from Trinity College London and a Licentiate from the Royal Schools of Music. Samuel Au received his Master of Music degree in violin performance from the Royal Academy of Music in London where he studied under with Nathaniel Vallois and Maurice Hasson. During his studies in London he was awarded the prestigious DipRam prize and participated in masterclasses with Tasmin Little, Thomas Brandis, Anthony Marwood, Remus Azoitei, James Ehnes, Ingolf Turban, Mikhail Kopelman and Maxim Vengerov. He then went on to pursue advanced studies in chamber music at the Universität für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in Vienna with renowned professors Anton Sorokow, Johannes Meissl, Peter Schuhmayer, Christopher Eggner and Stefan Mendl. Samuel Au is the recipient of many prizes including the Chandos Young Musician Competition and the Herbert Lumby Prize Fund. He has performed in Macau, Shanghai, Prague, Saint Petersburg and Sydney. He became a member of City Chamber Orchestra of Hong Kong in 2018.