YOUNG ARTIST LATE BITE: September 7
Jinhong was awarded the prestigious Ngee Ann Kongsi Scholarship for his studies at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. He graduated with Distinction under the tutelage of Benjamin Loh, with a Diploma in Music Performance and also holds a Diploma in Music Performance from ABRSM.
No stranger to the big stage, Jinhong has an impressive list of achievements to his name. In 2010, he clinched a Platinum award for his performance at the 3rd Singapore Performers’ Festival. In 2011, Jin Hong was awarded a Gold Prize for his performance in the ASIA International Piano Academy and Festival held in South Korea. In 2012, he was awarded the 3rd Prize at the 4th Lucien Wang Piano Competition. He also received a Jury’s Award at the 5th Asian Youth Music Competition in Hong Kong later that year.
In 2011, Jinhong received a partial scholarship to attend the Adam Gyorgy Castle Academy in Hungary. He also received a full scholarship from NAC to participate in the 33rd Kirishima International Music Festival held in Japan the following year.
Aside from dedicating most of his time to solo playing, Jinhong is also an accomplished accompanist for instrumentalists and choirs and performs chamber works regularly. He is currently studying for a Masters degree at the Royal College of Music in London.