Dr. Abigail Sin
Abigail Sin is a prize-winning Singaporean pianist who has performed in venues across Asia, Europe and North America as a concerto soloist, collaborative musician and solo recitalist. She is the co-founder of the More Than Music concert series, which has won acclaim for its engaging, innovative presentation of classical chamber music. In 2020, More Than Music recorded the complete Beethoven Violin Sonatas, along with educational outreach content.
Abigail studied with Prof Thomas Hecht at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and Joan Havill at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she won the Guildhall School’s Romantic Piano Prize. She won top prizes at the Lagny-sur-Marne International Piano Competition (France), the Norah Sande Award (UK), the Royal Over-Seas League Competition (UK), and was a quarter-finalist in the Honens International Piano Competition (Canada). As a chamber musician, Abigail won 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.
Abigail is an alumnus of the prestigious Verbier Festival Academy and Yellow Barn Festival. Her artistic outlook has also been shaped by masterclasses with Leon Fleisher and coachings with composers including Thomas Adès, Jörg Widmann and Brett Dean.
A recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Scholarship, Abigail completed a PhD at the Royal Academy of Music, under the supervision of Dr Briony Cox-Williams and Prof Christopher Elton. In 2018, Abigail joined the faculty of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music. Recent research projects include her doctoral work on Charles Griffes, explorations of transcription and performer agency in Ravel and Kirchner, and a multimedia collaboration confronting and reconceptualizing the Orientalist fantasy of Ravel’s Asie.
Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music,
National University of Singapore