Siu Yuin started piano lessons at the age of six and by fifteen, had obtained her LTCL and LRSM diplomas. Under the tutelage of well-known Singapore pianist Chan Soo Ping, Siu Yuin won the first prize in the Piano Open category of the 8th National Music Competition in 1991. A year later, she was invited to play a concerto with the Singapore Youth Orchestra. At Oberlin, Siu Yuin studied with eminent French pianist Monique Duphil and has also participated in masterclasses by Dickran Atamian, Andre Laplante and Anne Epperson.
Having represented Singapore in several overseas music camps and festivals, Siu Yuin has performed in Australia, Japan, and Hong Kong. She also plays the oboe and was the Singapore Youth Orchestra's principal oboist in their 1993 Japan Tour. As a student in Singapore Chinese Girls' School, Siu Yuin often accompanied her school choir in numerous school and public performances.
Siu Yuin's recent performances in Singapore include a private concert hosted by President Ong Teng Cheong in January this year. The concert featured violinist Lee Huei Min as well as a premiere performance of Singaporean composer Kelly Tang's Quintet for Piano and Strings. She also accompanied Huei Min in recital performances at the Shell Theatrette Lunchtime Series and at the National Institute of Education. In August last year, Siu Yuin performed the Khachaturian Piano Concerto at the Victoria Concert Hall with the National University of Singapore Symphony Orchestra.
A recipient of the NAC Arts Bursary (Overseas,) Siu Yuin has also been assisted by the Lee Foundation in her studies at Oberlin. She is currently pursuing a Masters degree in Arts Administration at College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.
Bio last updated in August 1997