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Ms Tan Sin Sim

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Voice Teacher / Senior Choir Director

A classically trained soprano, Sin Sim has given well-received solo recitals and concerts in the United States, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. She has appeared as guest singer in public concerts such as the soprano soloist in Brahms' Liebeslieder, hosted by Tainan University of Arts, Taiwan; Soprano Soloist in Mahler’s Symphony no. 8 (Symphony of A Thousand), hosted by the Orchestra of the Music Makers in Singapore; Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, hosted by the Malaysian Musicians and Choral Society in Malaysia, to name a few. Sin Sim has portrayed a few prominent opera roles in the States, Malaysia and Singapore: Tamiri (Il Re Pastore); Romilda (Serse), Giulietta (I Capuletti e i Montecchi), Pamina (The Magic Flute), The Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte) and Ardina (L'elisir D'amore). In 2019, Sin Sim has joined the local opera company Kuala Lumpur City Opera (KLCO), as one of their principal singers. Apart from the passion in performing side, Sin Sim is also a keen music educator who aim to nurture the interest of singing and enjoy sharing her singing experiences with her students. Apart from many of her private voice students winning prizes in various singing competitions and score flying colors (distinctions and merits) in graded singing examinations, her dedication in voice teaching and high spirits for voice performing has inspired many of her voice students, which a few of them who trained under her for years are currently continue pursuing their tertiary education/ training in Music (majoring in Voice) at renowned music institutions such as Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, the National University of Singapore, Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM) and the Royal College of Music, United Kingdom. She is currently teaching voice at the University of Technology (UiTM), University of Malaya (U.M) and the British International School of Kuala Lumpur.

A native Malaysian, Sin Sim was born in Klang and grew up as the eldest kid in her family. Her hobbies are enjoying tasty food (a foodie indeed!), watching movie, travelling, listening to music (favourite music: Operatic arias, classical genre including German lieder, French chansons, Italian and English art songs) pop songs, musical numbers etc. Her favourite sports are swimming, playing badminton, and cycling.

I think everyone should sing, or, at least involves singing as one of the main in their musical learning journey. This is because I viewed the voice or singing as the root of the musical genes in the human beings, which I think everyone of us possesses our own unique singing tones, that deserve to be explored and train further toward perfections. Singing brings us lots of fun as it is the most direct musical way of expressing oneself through their singing voice. My role and mission at BSKL is to get everyone to sing joyously and enjoy their musical journey through singing.