Born in Kuala Lumpur in 1990, Hui Shan Chin began her musical education at the age of 3. Ms. Chin is a laureate of many national and international music competitions. Her accolades include top prizes in the Seattle International Piano Competition, HSBC Classics Piano Competition, ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition, and the 5 Towns Music and Arts Piano Competition. Her list of first prizes includes the Kuala Lumpur Festival of Music in 2002 and more recently the Entergy Young Texas Artist competition (2014) and the Jacob Flier International Piano Competition (2014).
After her early training with Ng Chong Lim, Ms. Chin moved to the United States in 2007 to attend Bard College Conservatory of Music under the tutelage of Peter Serkin and Jeremy Denk. She has also worked with composer Joan Tower. She completed a masters degree in piano performance under Dr. Robert Roux at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music, and is currently studying with Dr, Roux in the school’s elite Artist Diploma program.
Since her arrival in the United States, Ms. Chin has captivated audiences with her artistry at various venues including the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, the Richard Fisher Hall, the Museum of Fine Arts, Bunkamura Orchard Hall and the Hong Kong Cultural Centre, among others. Equally adept as soloist and chamber musician, she has performed with the Bard Conservatory Orchestra and the Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra as winner of Rice University’s piano concerto competition. Hui Shan has participated in numerous piano master classes and has had the distinct honor to play for many distinguished artists including Vladimir Feltsman, Richard Goode, Robert McDonald, Jerome Lowenthal and Jon Kimura Parker. During the 2014-2015 concert season, she played with the Shepherd School Chamber Orchestra, Symphony North of Houston, Hudson Valley Philharmonic and the Lake Charles Symphony.