Jonathan Shin (Singapore) has performed extensively as a soloist and chamber musician.
A prizewinner of local and international piano competitions, Jonathan was awarded top prizes in all four age categories of the National Piano and Violin Competition. In 2008 he clinched 3rd prize in the Young Pianists Division of the 18th Ibiza International Piano Competition (Spain). For his performance of Franck’s Symphonic Variations he was awarded the Special Prize in the Conservatory’s 2009 Concerto Competition, before he appeared as soloist in the same work with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra as winner of the coveted President’s Young Performers Concert.
At the age of 18 Jonathan won 1st prize in the Conservatory’s 2010 Piano Concerto Competition (its youngest winner ever) and performed the Mozart Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor as soloist with the YST Orchestra in the Gala Winner’s Concert where The Straits Times lauded him as “a supremely confident young man, whose perfect conception of stürm und drung was only matched by the elegance and crispness of the playing… every note was well judged and delivered with conviction.”
Jonathan has appeared at the 2007 National Day Parade as pianist for the Symphony Orchestra and Singapore Chinese Orchestra and was invited to perform at the 27th European Piano Teachers Conference (UK) as well as the 2nd World Pedagogy Conference (Slovenia). He has also given recitals in Thailand and Indonesia, and performs regularly in Conservatory recitals and concerts.
In 2015, his musical Viva! la Singapura was premiered at University Cultural Centre under the aegis of NUS Raffles Hall.
Jonathan is a founding member of the Lorong Boys, a Singapore-based quintet equally comfortable playing on the concert hall stage as they are on the streets of the heartland. He is a graduate (Bachelor with Honors) of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, under the tutelage of Prof Thomas Hecht (Head of Piano Studies) and Prof Ho Chee Kong (Head of Composition)
Later this year, Jonathan will be pursuing his Master of Music Degree in Jazz and Improvisation at the Longy School of Music