THE ADJUDICATORS


Preliminary & Semi Final Adjudicators

Boey Hooi Yin

Hooi Yin Boey served as Associate Professor of Music at Alderson Broaddus University until the Spring of 2016. A native of Malaysia, Dr. Boey earned her Associate Degree in piano performance at UCSI University, followed by B.M., M.M., and D.M.A in piano performance at West Virginia University. Her teachers and mentors include Mrs. Elizabeth Chiang, Dr. Peter Amstutz, Dr. Connie Arrau Sturm, and Dr. James Miltenberger...

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Chan Wei Tuck

Chan Wei Tuck earned his Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance from West Virginia University. He was awarded the Fine Arts Scholarship for his undergraduate studies and a graduate assistantship in piano technology for his doctoral studies. His principal piano teachers were James Miltenberger, Christine Kefferstan, and Lee Yin Hwa...

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Chee Su-yen

Malaysian pianist Chee Su-yen has established herself both as a soloist and chamber musician. She has given solo and collaborative recitals in the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, China, Korea, Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia.

Recent solo performances include a recital at the KL Piano Festival 2012 and participation at the KL Piano Galas in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016...

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Cheong Yew Choong

Cheong Yew Choong earned his Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctorate Degrees from West Virginia University (USA). He was awarded graduate assistantships from WVU, tuning and regulating Steinway pianos at the Music Department. His teachers include Prof. Dr. Peter Amstutz and Prof. Dr. P'ng Tean Hwa. Despite severely-impaired hearing, Yew Choong has garnered numerous prizes: The Music Teachers National Association Collegiate ...

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Choi Hee Jung

Choi Hee Jung, a Korean pianist residing in Malaysia, obtained her Master Degree from Western Illinois University where she was awarded with the Graduate Assistant Award. While at WIU, Hee Jung has won the concerto competition as a soloist one year and as a trio ensemble in the year after. Subsequently, she was admitted into the University of Iowa post-graduate program as a recipient of the prestigious John Simms Piano Award...

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Chong Chooi Foong

Chooi Foong graduated from the prestigious Goldsmith's College in London, UK in 2005 with Masters of Music Degree in Performance and Related Studies. Both a skilful researcher and performer, she studied piano under Ng Chong Lim and Cheong Yew Boon in Kuala Lumpur in addition to Andrew Zolinsky in London. She also had the opportunity to participate in collaborative piano performances as well as charity concerts during her studies abroad...

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Hoo Sim Li

Sim Li Hoo holds the Master of Music in Piano Performance degree from Miami University, where she was a recipient of graduate assistantship. She was the official accompanist for the Miami University Chamber Singers and has appeared with the choir at Carnegie Hall in New York in October 2012. Sim Li has participated in numerous piano master classes, including one conducted by the world renowned pianist, Menahem Pressler...

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Khoo Khe Sin

Malaysian-born pianist Khoo Khe Sin received her B.Mus. from the University of Newcastle (Australia) through UCSI University, as well as her M.M. and D.M.A. from West Virginia University (USA).

While in the States, Khe Sin has served as graduate assistant to the WVU Opera and Theater department...

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Lee Yin Hwa

A native of Ipoh, Lee Yin Hwa earned his Bachelors and Masters from Western Illinois University, and a one-year post-graduate study at Boston University where he was the recipient of the Dean's scholarship. His principal teachers include Prof. Anthony Di Bonaventura, Prof. Michael Campbell and James Magsig. Yin Hwa was the 3rd prize winner at the Brevard Music Festival piano competition and concerto...

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Lim Pei Sien

Lim Pei Sien is known for her aptitude to collaborate well with other musicians. She has performed in recitals and music festivals in Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Austria and the USA as a chamber musician as well as a soloist. Most recent performances included a solo piano recital and a violin-piano recital, organized by the Brunei Music Society, in January and February of 2016 respectively...

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Carolyn Lo

Born in Kuala Lumpur, Carolyn graduated from Miami University, Ohio with a Masters in Piano Performance under Dr. Siok Lian Tan. She also holds the LRSM and FTCL performance diplomas as well as a Bachelor of Music degree from the University of Newcastle, Australia. In 2015, she became the first Malaysian to be awarded the FRSM in piano performance with a distinction...

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Tan Hui Sean

Tan Hui Sean earned her Advanced Certificate from the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, Bachelor degree from University of Maryland and Master degree from New York University. During her study abroad, she was a recipient of Eltermann Scholarship, Moses Asch Memorial Scholarship, Graduate Assistantship and Langley Fellowship...

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Kenneth Teh Kien Huat

A native of Petaling Jaya, Kenneth is a graduate of the Moscow State Conservatory named after Tchaikovsky, where he studied under Professor Natalia Trull.

Whilst in Russia, he performed regularly in Moscow and St Petersburg. He collaborated in various ensembles with musicians from the Russian National Orchestra (RNO) and the chamber orchestra "Moskoviya"...

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Ysan Suit Yin

Ysan Suit Yin is currently the Head of Programme, Classical Music Degree at Institute of Music, UCSI University in Kuala Lumpur. She is a very dedicated teacher and has been actively teaching since 1986.Her teaching passion has brought her students of different age groups from 4 to 82 at all levels...

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