SIN, Abigail

Nationality            Singapore
Young Steinway Artist
Instructor of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music

Abigail Sin is a prize-winning Singaporean pianist who has been performing in venues across Asia, Europe and North America as a concerto soloist, collaborative musician and solo recitalist. She has performed with many orchestras, including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Philippines Philharmonic Orchestra, Armenian State Philharmonic Orchestra, Dnepropetrovsk Philharmonic Orchestra, Kaunas Symphony Orchestra and the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra. In 2009, Steinway and Sons selected Abigail to become South-East Asia’s first Young Steinway Artist.
Abigail studied with Professor Thomas Hecht at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music (National University of Singapore) where she was awarded the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal as the top student of the cohort. She earned a Master’s degree at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Joan Havill, winning the Guildhall School’s Romantic Piano Prize. She also won 1st prize at the Norah Sande Award, 3rd Prize, the Audience Prize and the Students’ Prize at the Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition in France and The McCallum Prize for A Pianist of Promise at the Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition. Abigail was selected for the Park Lane Group’s Diamond Jubilee concert season and was a quarter finalist in the Honens International Piano Competition.
Abigail is an alumnus of the Verbier Festival Academy and the Yellow Barn Festival. She has performed in the master classes of eminent musicians such as Leon Fleisher, Dmitri Bashkirov and Murray Perahia. Her artistic outlook has also been shaped by performing new music and coachings with composers including Thomas Adès, Jörg Widmann and Brett Dean.
A keen chamber musician, Abigail was awarded the Guildhall School’s Ivan Sutton Chamber Music Award and was a finalist in the St Martin’s-in-the-Fields chamber music competition and the Royal Academy of Music’s Patrons Award. Committed to developing the classical music scene in Singapore, Abigail, together with violinist Loh Jun Hong, is the co-founder of More Than Music, a chamber music series which has won critical acclaim for its innovative presentation of classical music. In 2020, More Than Music recorded and released video performances of the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas, along with educational interviews and articles.
A recipient of the prestigious Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship, Abigail recently completed a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music in London under the supervision of Prof Christopher Elton and Dr Briony Cox-Williams. In August 2018, Abigail joined the academic faculty of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.