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Biography of Pang Siu Yuin

Pang Siu Yuin is a graduate of Oberlin College, Conservatory of Music.   She obtained her Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance with a minor in Music Theory.   In recognition of her excellent academic work and outstanding musicianship, she was also elected to membership in the Pi Kappa Lambda, National Music Honor Society (USA.)

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 1997.   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 the same 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.   In 1999, she received her M.B.A. from the College of Business Administration at the University of Cincinnati and also completed her coursework for the M.A. in Arts Administration degree at the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.    She also obtained a Masters of Arts degree in Public Policy from the Harris Graduate School of Public Policy, University of Chicago where she was awarded the Packard Foundation Cultural Policy Fellowship by the University's Cultural Policy Center for the 2001-2002 academic year.

Information last updated in July 2002