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
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.