Tan Sin Sim

Tan Sin Sim

University of Malaya

Adjunct Faculty

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A native from Malaysia, Tan Sin Sim has been hailed as a “standout” with a ping-like, bright and clear with the warm quality as a lyric soprano with coloratura capabilities. Sin Sim holds a Master of Music Degree in Vocal Performance from The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and a Bachelor’s Degree in Performing Arts (Voice) from the University of Malaya. She has studied voice with Dr. Marilyn Bulli, Professor Stephen Smith and has coached by Michael Strauss during her graduate studies in the States.


A multiple award- winning recipient, Sin Sim has given well-received solo recitals and concerts in the United States, Taiwan, Singapore, and Malaysia. She has worked with various music organizations in local and abroad such as the Amadeus Opera New York (New York), Singapore Lyric Opera (SLO), Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO), The Orchestra of Music Makers (OMM) Singapore, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts (KLPAC) Sinfonietta and Orchestra, The Kuala Lumpur City Opera (KLCO), Virama Ensemble, Yin Qi Sacred Music Malaysia, The Oriental Hua Yue (Chinese Orchestra) Ensemble, Yuan Arts Management Malaysia, to name a few.


Sin Sim has portrayed a few prominent roles on the opera stage in the States, Malaysia and Singapore: Tamiri (Il Re Pastore); Romilda (Serse), Giulietta (I Capuletti e i Montecchi), Pamina (The Magic Flute) as well as The Queen of the Night (Die Zauberflöte).

She has recently sung the lead role Adina in Donizetti’s L’elisir D’amore with The Kuala Lumpur City Opera (KLCO) 2023 annual main opera production with commendable reviews received. Upcoming she will be appear on the operatic stage as Musetta in La Boheme, host by the KLCO annual main opera production in 2024.


Besides operatic genre, Sin Sim has been seen as the guest soloist in oratorio concerts held in the States as well as locally. She has sung in Handel's Messiah; Haydn's Die Schöpfung; Bach's Magnificat in D Major; Mozart's and Beethoven's Coronation Mass in D Major; Joseph Martin's Season of Wonder; Rossini's Stabat Mater, Brahms' Lieberslieder, Orff’s Carmina Burana and Mahler’s Symphony no. 8 (Symphony of A Thousand).


Apart from performing occasionally, Sin Sim is also a keen music educator, where she currently teaches voice freelance as adjunct voice faculty at University of Malaya, University of Technology Malaysia (UiTM), UCSI University and the vocal teacher of The British International School of Kuala Lumpur.


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