Episode 10: pianist Hannah Shin

Pianist Hannah Shin. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman

Our second performer for our final heat episode of the season is pianist Hannah Shin!

Hannah Shin is a Bachelor of Music (Hons) student at the Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, studying with Glenn Riddle. She has won numerous prizes in international competitions, including 2nd prizes in the Zhuhai International Mozart Competition and the Thailand International Piano Competition, top prize in the ASEAN International Chopin Competition, and 3rd prize in the Virginia Waring International Piano Competition in the United States. She also recently won the Prize for the Best Performance of a Work by Chopin at the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition in Brisbane, Australia.

Hannah has made numerous appearances as guest soloist with orchestra. She has performed

concertos by Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin, Liszt, Tchaikovsky, Grieg, Prokofiev, Gershwin with orchestras including the Salzburg Chamber Soloists, the Thailand Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Ningbo Symphony Orchestra (China), as well as with numerous Australian orchestras. She has also collaborated with the Poland International Quartet. Her most recent performance was Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No. 3 with the MCM Symphony Orchestra in Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne.

Solo highlights include being the youngest pianist invited to participate in 3MBS’ Beethoven Marathon, performing before a capacity audience at Deakin Edge Auditorium. She has also been showcased at the Sydney International Piano Competition of Australia, broadcast live on both ABC FM and 3MBS FM. She has also performed as guest artist at the Herald Sun Aria in Hamer Hall.

She has been featured on Kansas Public Radio, as well as China Central TV, and has given recitals in the USA, Germany, Greece, Denmark, Russia, China, Thailand, Korea, Malaysia, and Indonesia.

Hannah will perform:

  • Beethoven: Mvt 4, Piano Sonata No. 29, Op. 106 (“Hammerklavier”)
  • Schumann: Davidsbundlertanze, Op. 6 No. 14

Hear Hannah perform on The Talent next Tuesday! Tune in at 7pm on 103.5FM 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne, or stream the broadcast at 3mbs.org.au


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