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, Singapore Festival 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 recorded and broadcast over national television and radio stations in Romania, Hong Kong, USA and Singapore.

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 GSMD’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 prestigious 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, Andras Schiff, Dmitri Bashkirov, Richard Goode, Murray Perahia, Menahem Pressler, Stephen Kovacevich and Melvyn Tan.

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 at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Abigail has benefitted from coachings and masterclasses with Caroline Palmer, Joseph Kalichstein, Gabor Takacs-Nagy and members of the Belcea and Endellion string quartets.

In 2009, Abigail was one of eleven Singaporean artists honoured by the President of Singapore as individuals who have “worked hard, made a mark for themselves and have put Singapore on the world map through their achievements”. A special concert, The President’s Command Performance, was held in honour of these eleven artists at the Esplanade Theatre and was broadcast on national television. One year later, Steinway and Sons selected Abigail to become South-East Asia’s first Young Steinway Artist.

Born in 1992, Abigail graduated from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, National University of Singapore in 2010 with 1st Class Honours. A National Arts Council scholar, she was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal as the top student of her cohort.

In 2012, Abigail was awarded a Masters degree with distinction from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, where she studied with Prof Joan Havill. Abigail is currently based in Singapore as a Graduate Diploma candidate at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, where she studies with Prof Thomas Hecht.



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