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Shian Li Chiam

Shian Li began learning music at the age of 3 and obtained her piano and violin grade 8 with Distinction aged 11-12. In 2014, she obtained a Distinction in Piano Trinity (UK) ATCL Diploma Exam at age 14. Competing in various music festivals around Asia and America from aged 7, she has won a total of 69 awards. The most recent being, ‘The 2014 Junior Grand Champion Instrumentalist of the World’ at the World Championship of Performing Arts in Los Angeles, California.

Prestige performances include:

2017

  • Feb 18Brunei Young Musicians, Brunei Music Society, Brunei Darussalam
  • Mar 11-12JIS Showcase, Jerudong International School, Brunei Darussalam
  • Mar 29Expression Music Gala Dinner, Philippines

2016

  • Dec 18Expression Music Philippines launch at Century Mall, Makati Philippines
  • Dec 6Grand Launch of DIO Nav, Marriot Grand Ballroom VIP West, Manila, Philippines
  • Nov 25-27JIS concert Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, Brunei Darussalam
  • Nov 17Century Mall Launch, Makati, Philippines
  • Nov 12Shell Emblem Night at Pusat Insani, Seria, Brunei Darussalam
  • Sep 18Combo Band (Gold), 23rd KK Music & Dance Festival, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
  • May 29John Michael Lu and Camile Wedding 2016, Sofitel Hotel, Manila, Philippines
  • May 6Jerudong International School Ensemble concert at Arts Centre, Brunei Darussalam
  • Apr 30Brunei Music Society private dinner at Lanesborough, Brunei Darussalam
  • Apr 29-May 1Expression Music Academy 31st Recital, Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei Darussalam
  • Feb 27Baiduri Bank Chinese New Year Dinner, Empire Grand Hall, Brunei Darussalam
  • Feb 26Baiduri Bank Chinese New Year Dinner, Pusat Insani, Seria, Brunei Darussalam
  • Jan 24TedX Youth Talk, Jerudong International School IT Centre, Brunei Darussalam

2015

  • Nov 16Battle of the Bands, Jerudong International School, Brunei Darussalam
  • Oct 24Gian & Carem’s Wedding, Brunei Darussalam
  • Oct 14-19Shanghai Fest, China
  • Sep 1922nd Kota Kinabalu Music Festival, Malaysia
  • Sep 7Regional Finals Trinity UK Pop & Soul Contest, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
  • Aug 31Trinity Diploma Graduation, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  • Aug 7SG50 with Lang Lang in Singapore Stadium coordinated by Steinway Gallery
  • July 27Brunei Finals Trinity UK Pop & Soul Contest
  • July 12Brunei Semi-Finals Trinity UK Pop & Soul Contest
  • May 17 Trinity Awards
  • Apr 18Shell Emblem Night at Empire Grand Hall, Brunei Darussalam
  • Apr 10Young Brunei Musician Concert by Brunei Music Society at JIS Foyer, Brunei Darussalam
  • Apr 2Shine at Philippines
  • Mar 14JIS Pop Idol Showcase, Brunei Darussalam

2014

  • Dec 5-7 Oliver Musical Theatre, JIS Centre, Brunei Darussalam
  • Nov 26 Pertubuhan Ukur Jurutera & Arkitek (PUJA) 20th Anniversary, Empire Grand Hall, Brunei Darussalam
  • Nov 5 International Day, JIS, Brunei Darussalam
  • Oct 19 Leap of Creation 2, Pusat Insani, Seria, Brunei Darussalam
  • Sep 19 – 21 Expression Music 29th Recital, Brunei Darussalam
  • Aug 30 Baiduri Bank Hari Raya Event, Brunei Darussalam
  • Aug 23 WCOPA, Jerudong Amphitheater, Brunei Darussalam
  • Aug 1-15 Perugia Music Fest, Italy
  • July 9-19 World Championship of Performing Arts, USA
  • Apr 27 Expression Music Kiulap 29th Recital, Brunei Darussalam
  • Mar 22 Bryan Ngu & Irene Wedding at Rizqun, Brunei Darussalam
  • Mar 08 – 09 Soloist & Violin Concert Master: JIS Showcase 2014, Brunei Darussalam
  • Mar 03 Interview with Kristal FM, Brunei Darussalam
  • Mar 01 Talkshow: Time out with Liz – Special appearance, Brunei Darussalam
  • Feb 24 Filmed Interview with East Scorpio Holdings, Singapore

2013

  • Dec 7 Emerson & Margaret Wedding in Mariott Hotel, Makati, Philippines
  • Dec 2 The 1st flight of 787 RBA Dreamliner launch: BWN – London, UK
  • Dec 1 Bromley & London
  • Oct 19 The 1st flight of 787 RBA Dreamliner launch: BWN – Kuala Lumpur
  • Oct 18 The 1st flight of 787 RBA Dreamliner launch: BWN – Singapore
  • Aug 18 ASEAN Defense Minister Meeting at Empire Theatre, Brunei Darussalam
  • Jul 22 – Aug 1 The 4th Adam Gyorgy Castle Academy in Pomaz, Hungary
  • Jul 20 Music from the Heart Charity Concert 2013 – SOTA Concert Hall, Singapore
  • Jul 7 Trinity Awards and Concert at Radisson Hotel, Brunei Darussalam
  • Jun 26 – 30 The 10th International Festival de la Chason Francophone “Golden Key” in Plovdiv, Bulgaria.
  • Jun 22 Bryan & Katz Sio Wedding in Makati, Manila Philippines
  • Jun 13 The Mazda 6 Launch
  • Apr 20 The A- Class sports Mercedes Launch

2012

  • 2012 “LUMEN Festival” in Beijing
  • Nov 13 Solo Artist at Brunei Music Society
  • Nov 4 ESO English Schools Orchestra Jubilee Concert Cadogan Hall, London
  • Oct 25 Grand Entrance performance for Drag & Lita’s Wedding @Empire Grand Hall, Brunei Darussalam
  • Sep 8 Interview by the Brunei Times
  • July 28 1st South East Asia Steinway Regional Finals in Singapore
  • June 30 Canada Day at Empire Hotel, Brunei Darussalam
  • Apr 22 Expression Music Airport Mall Launch

2011

  • Nov 27 Expression Music 26th Recital, Brunei Darussalam
  • Oct 6 PDCA Musical Garden Wedding Performance @Gadong Mall, Brunei Darussalam
  • Sep 18 Accompany Shian Li as a Violin Soloist at Nanyang University Auditorium, Singapore
  • Sep 3 Music Coordinator for the Grand Entrance of DJ Marilyn & Ernn’s wedding @ Orchid Garden Hotel, Brunei Darussalam
  • May 29 Expression Music 25th Recital at Brunei Shell Recreation Club, Brunei Darussalam
  • Mar 25 Shell Emblem Night @Empire Grand Hall, Brunei Darussalam
  • Jan 23 Expression Music Fiddle Fest @Rizqun Hotel, Brunei Darussalam
  • 2011 Solo violinist with the NIE Orchestra Singapore

2010

Hong Kong Disneyland;
the OMWPA camp held in the Yehudi Menuhin School Surrey, UK;
featured in “Your Presence” and “Triumphant Leap” of Lily Chiam’s EP which are available on ITunes;

ShianLi’s Performances

Awards

2015

1st Place, Battle of the Bands, Jerudong International School, Brunei Darussalam (November 16 2015)

Best Keyboardist, Battle of the Bands, Jerudong International School, Brunei Darussalam (November 16 2015)

1st Place, Trinity UK Pop and Soul Contest Regional Finals, Brunei Darussalam

2014

Best Bassist, Jerudong International School (16 January 2014)
2014 Junior Grand Champion Instrumentalist of the World, LA, WCOPA

  • 1 Gold Medal as a Finalist
  • 5 Gold Plates for Division winner for Overall Age 11-15
  • 5 Gold Medtals for Classical, Contemporary, Open, Original and Jazz for Age 13-15

2013

Malaysian Youth Music Festival, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Violin Strings Ensemble Gold
Violin Strings Solo Category Silver
Violin Open Violin Solo Finalist

2012

Brunei’s 1st Steinway and Sons Competition
Polo Club Brunei
Piano Finals 1st Prize

Steinway Competition, YST NUS, Singapore
Piano Steinway Regional Finals Finalist

2011

19th KK Music Festival, Pacific Sutera Hotel, KK Malaysia
Piano Toccata by Francis Poulenc Dip Gold
Piano All of Me by John Schmidt G8 Bronze
Violin Movements by Stephen Yates G8 Silver
Violin Allegro by Tomaso Albinoni G8 Gold

Trinity Guildhall Awards & Concert, Radisson Hotel, Brunei
Piano Award of Excellence Medallion G5
Piano Certificate of Excellence G5
Piano Award of Excellence Plaque G7
Piano Certificate of Excellence G7
Violin Certificate of Excellence G7

Malaysian Youth Music Festival Grand Dorsett Hotel, KL Malaysia
Piano All of Me by Jon Schmidt G8 Silver
Piano Toccata by Francis Poulenc Dip Silver
Violin Movements by Stephen Yates G8 Gold
Violin Allegro by Tomaso Albinoni G8 Gold
Violin Mazurka by Jean Sebelius G8 Gold

2010

3rd Singapore Performers’ Festival, YST Conservatory, Singapore Chamber Music Competition
Violin Polish Dance by Edmund Seven G7 Gold
Violin Cavatina by Joachim Raff
Violin Your Presence by Lily Chiam
Violin Allegro 2nd Movement from Sonata in G, K301 by W.A. Mozart

18th Kota Kinabalu Music Festival, Nexus Hotel, KK Malaysia
Piano Toccata by Francis, Poulenc G8 Bronze
Piano Song without Words, F. Mendelsohn G8 Bronze
Piano Little Upstart by Jean Francaix G8 Silver
Violin Allegro from Sonata in G by Mozart G7 Gold
Violin Polish Dance by Edmund Severn G7 Silver
Violin Cavatina by Joachim Raff G7 Gold

ShianLi’s Awards