The Apotheosis of the Dance
16-year-old Hannah Shin was born in Melbourne, Australia and began studying piano at the age of eight. A student of Glenn Riddle, Hannah was awarded her LMusA diploma at the age of twelve and she made her debut solo recital at the age of thirteen.
Hannah has performed in America as well as in Korea and Australia. Hannah’s performance highlights include participating in the 2013 3MBS’ Beethoven Marathon, where she performed in front of a capacity audience as well as winning an Honourable Mention in the IIYM International Piano Competition, Kansas (USA, 2013) and being a finalist in the 2012 and 2014 Melbourne Recital Centre’s Richard Mills Bach competition and the 4th ASEAN International Piano Concerto Competition (Indonesia, 2011).
In June 2014, Hannah made her concerto debut performing Tchaikovsky’s Piano Concerto No.1 with the Zelman Memorial Symphony Orchestra. She has also been a major prize-winner at the Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Awards for musicians 25 years and under.
Following worldwide auditions, Hannah has been invited to participate in the prestigious Cooper International Competition in Cleveland, USA this July and also in the Horowitz International Piano Competition for Young Pianists in Ukraine next May.
Also, Hannah has won numerous awards in competitions including the winning the South Eastern Arts Festival’s Junior Concerto (performing Mozart’s Piano Concerto KV488) and the Musical Society of Victoria’s Eda Schurmann Award. She is also a former winner of the Ann and Chris Krans Music Scholarship as well as the open and Chopin piano championships in Wollongong.
Hannah has also been broadcast on live 3MBS and Kansas Public Radio.
||Overture to The Secret Marriage
||Piano Concerto No. 27 in Bb KV 595
Soloist: Hannah Shinn
||Symphony No 7 in A Op. 92
George Wood Performing Arts Centre, Yarra Valley Grammar School, 84-90 Kalinda Rd, Croydon
Adult $25, Concession $20, Children under 16 free
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This program will also be performed at the Cowes Cultural Centre, 91 Thompson Avenue, Cowes, Phillip Island, on Sunday 25th March 2018 at 2:30pm. Tickets available at the door.