Singaporean pianist Abigail Sin has appeared in concert halls across the globe, including Wigmore Hall, Salle Cortot and various venues in the USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Lithuania, Ukraine, Romania, Hong Kong and South-East Asia. She has performed with many orchestras such as the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra, Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Dnepropetrovsk Phiharmonic Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra and the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra. Abigail’s performances have been broadcast over national television and radio stations in Romania, Hong Kong, USA and Singapore. In 2009, Steinway and Sons selected Abigail to become South-East Asia’s first Young Steinway Artist.

Abigail has won a significant number of top prizes at international piano competitions. In 2011, Abigail won the 3rd Prize, the Audience Prize and the Students’ Prize at the Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition in France. Other recent accolades include the Guildhall School’s Romantic Piano Prize and The McCallum Prize for a pianist of promise at the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition. Abigail also won top prizes at the Viardo (USA), Krainev (Ukraine), Schimmel (USA), Virginia Waring USA), Ibiza (Spain), Individualis (Ukraine) and ASEAN Chopin competitions. Earlier in her studies, Abigail was awarded the HSBC Youth Excellence Award for Musical Excellence.

In 2007 and again in 2010, Abigail was one of eight pianists selected to participate in the Verbier Festival Academy in Switzerland. She has also attended masterclasses at l’Academie Musicale de Villecroze, the Banff Centre, l'Académie Maurice Ravel, the Oxford Philomusica International Piano Festival, Bowdoin International Music Festival and the International Festival of Young Musicians in Lithuania, where she was awarded the prize for “Most Outstanding Performer”. Abigail has performed in the master classes of eminent musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Menahem Pressler and Dmitri Bashkirov.

Abigail is also a keen chamber musician and was awarded the Guildhall School’s Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Award in 2012. Notable performances include the Walton piano quartet for the City of London Festival and Messiaen’s Quartet for the End of Time. In 2013, Abigail, together with violinist Loh Jun Hong, founded a chamber music concert series called More Than Music, which is quickly gaining recognition and critical acclaim for its candid, interactive presentation of classical music.

Born in 1992, Abigail graduated from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore in 2010, winning the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal as the top student of the cohort. In 2012, she was awarded a Masters degree with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she studied with Joan Havill. Abigail recently obtained a Graduate Diploma from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music as a student of Prof Thomas Hecht. During her studies, she worked as a music history and humanities teaching assistant at the National University of Singapore.

Abigail is a recipient of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship. She will commence doctoral studies at the Royal Academy of Music in September 2014.



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