Shian Li Chiam

“You must Live to be Outstanding”

Born into the Expression Music family, Shian Li has been her music-making from the age of 3. Growing up, she regularly competed and performed at various events, concerts and festivals nationally, regionally and internationally. By the age of 12, she had finished Grade 8 (with Distinction) in both Piano (2010) and Violin (2011). She later also received a Distinction for the ACTL Diploma Piano Exam under Trinity (UK) in 2013. To date, she has amassed a total of 71 awards and have performed in the following countries: Canada, USA, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, London, Qatar, China, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore and The Philippines.

Some highlights from young include:

  • 2nd Prize at the 4th Hong Kong International Festival — 2017 (Piano)
  • 1st Prize — Band Category at the 23rd KK Music Society — 2016 (Keyboard)
  • 1st Prize — Jerudong International School, (JIS) Battle of the Bands, 2016 (Keyboard)
  • 1st Prize — Band Category Trinity UK/ASEAN ‘Be my Rock Pop & Soul’ Competition — 2015
  • Jr. Grand Champion Instrumentalist of the World — World Championships of Performing Arts (WCOPA) — 2014 (Violin)
  • 1st Place — String Quartet, Malaysian Youth Orchestra Festival (MYOF) — 2013 (Violin)
  • 1st Prize — 1st Steinway Competition in Brunei — 2012 (Piano)

Other notable events/launches include:

  • DIO Navi Tooth Implant Product Launch — 2016 (Violin)
  • Volvo Trucks Brunei, New Model Launch in 2016 (Violin)
  • Royal Brunei Airlines (RBA) Boeing 787 Dreamliner Launch — 2013 (Violin)
  • Mazda 6 Grand Launch — 2013 (Violin)
  • Mercedes Benz’s A Class Sport Car Launch — 2013 (Violin)

Key Festivals include:

  • International Institute of Piano Association (Virtual Festival) — 2021 (Piano)
  • Adam Gyorgy Castle Academy (Virtual Festival) — 2020 (Piano)
  • Amalfi Coast Music Festival, Italy — 2017 (Piano)
  • Perugia Music Festval, Italy — 2014 (Piano) (Piano)
  • Adam Gyorgy Castle Academy, Hungary — 2013 (Piano)
  • English School Orchestra Exchange Program, UK — 2012 (Violin)
  • Overseas Malaysian Winter Piano Academy (OMWPA) at Yehudi Menuhin School, UK — 2010 (Piano)

Masterclasses with:

Piano

  • Dr. Orsolya Szabo (2020)
  • Benjamin Loh (2020)
  • Ory Shihor (2020)
  • Yi-Chih Lu (2019)
  • Steven Spooner – (2013-2017)
  • Sasha Starkevich (2015)
  • Adam Gyorgy – (2013, 2015, 2017, 2020)
  • Hong Xu – (2017)
  • Antonio Pompa-Baldi (2014)
  • Roger Lord – (2004, 2006)

Violin

  • Noel Martin (2015)

Shian Li is currently in her 3rd year of the B.Music Degree in Piano Performance at the Schulich School of Music, Montreal Canada, under the tutelage of Dr. Ilya Poletaev. She is also part of a ‘The Chiams’ a music and entertainment group formed with her siblings Eden and Evan.