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Chin tied for second prize in this year’s virtual competition from St. Paul, Minnesota. No first prize was awarded.
“We are all immensely proud of Anastasia, and we revel in her well-earned success,” said Dana Marsh, chair of the Jacobs Historical Performance Department and director of the Historical Performance Institute. “During her time at Jacobs, both as a fortepianist and as a harpsichordist, she has consistently shown herself to be a sensitive and profound artist of exemplary standards. Her recent triumph at the Jurow International Harpsichord Competition marks a new and exciting future chapter of what we know will be a fulfilling career.”
Sponsored by the Historical Keyboard Society of North America, the historic competition has occurred approximately every four years since 1982. It includes contemporary repertoire, continuo, improvisation and performance of a Bach concerto with the acclaimed Lyra Baroque Orchestra, Jacques Ogg, artistic director
Chin is currently a doctoral candidate in historical keyboards at the Jacobs School, where she also earned a Master of Music in Early Music (Keyboard) and a Performer Diploma in Harpsichord, studying with Elisabeth Wright. Chin was also a graduate assistant and an associate instructor in the Historical Performance Institute.
Chin earned a Bachelor of Music in Piano Performance from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Singapore, where she studied with pianist Albert Tiu. Her full scholarship for undergraduate studies was sponsored by the Singapore National Arts Council.
In 2018, Chin was one of three finalists in the Berkeley Festival International Early Piano Competition.
The Jacobs Historical Performance Institute has been the pioneering, leading program of its kind in the United States since founded by Thomas Binkley in 1980. Six full-time and nine part-time faculty in the Historical Performance Department teach private lessons in a wide variety of disciplines, including voice, natural horn, viola da gamba, lute, harpsichord, Baroque instruments and much more.