SHIn Sihan

© Marco Borggreve

Shin Sihan (1994) started on the violin at the age of 6 under the tutelage of Coosje

Wijzenbeek at the Sweelinck Academy in Amsterdam. He continued his study with Vera Beths at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague, where, upon graduation, he was awarded

the Fock medal for the highest mark of the year and a distinction for his “phenomenal

virtuosity, combined with a phenomenal musicality”. He currently studies with prof. Kolja

Blacher at the Hochschule für Musik ‘Hanns Eisler’ in Berlin. Shin’s development greatly

benefited from the teaching of, among others, Leonidas Kavakos, Eberhard Feltz, Igor

Ozim, Pierre Amoyal, Anner Bijlsma and Jaap van Zweden.


             

He received numerous awards including the Dutch Classical Talent Award, Elisabeth

Everts Award and the Kersjes Violin Prize and won prizes at the Oskar Back, Kloster

Schöntal and Iordens Violin competitions. He’s also nominated for the Grachtenfestival

Prize 2020.

Shin performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras including the Royal Concertgebouw

Chamber Orchestra, Netherlands Symphony Orchestra, National Youth Orchestra of the

Netherlands, The Hague Philharmonic and the Gelders Orchestra. In addition, he was

designated Artist in Residence during the summer festival hosted by the Dutch National

Youth Orchestra in 2016.


              


              

As a passionate chamber musician he plays regularly with acclaimed artists from all over

the world and has appeared at festivals including the International Chambermusic Festival

Utrecht, Grachtenfestival Amsterdam, Gent Festival, Festival Musique de chambre a

Giverny, Harmos Festival Porto, and International Festival Campos do Jordão. Together

with pianist Yang Yang Cai and cellist Alexander Warenberg he makes up the Amsterdam

Piano Trio since 2017.

Shin plays a beautiful violin made by Nicolò Amati in 1675, Cremona, graciously given on

extended loan by the Caldic Collection.