Jolynn J Chin
Jolynn J Chin
Born in Sarawak, Malaysia, Jolynn started her musical journey at the age of 5 and at the age of 14, fully completed her graded exams (ABRSM) with distinction and obtained her piano ATCL Performance Diploma not long after. Soon after, she went under the tutelage of Malaysian-renowned pianist Dr. Nicholas Ong, the first Malaysian to receive a doctorate in piano performance at the prestigious Juilliard School in the USA, and she still trains with him to this day. At 17, Jolynn was offered a place to study at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) in Singapore, in which she went to do her Diploma in Music Performance Course for one year.
Jolynn has formed numerous collaborations with international musicians. She also premiered Singaporean composer Daniel Yap’s set of compositions entitled Transfiguration, which featured soprano Angela Cortez and violinist Ryan Yee, and has produced several original arrangements and music videos with Singaporean violinist Cheryl Ho. Jolynn will also be showcasing Russian pianist and composer Vladimir Titov’s works in a video scheduled to be released in late 2017.
Jolynn is known for her versatility in making magic with any type of genre on the piano and is recognised for her strong classical points as well as the contemporary and jazz genre. She held 2 of her own Jazz Concert Series in Kuching, Sarawak, known as ‘Jazzin it Up with Jolynn’ where she performs with her quartet as The Jolynn J Chin Quartet. Jazzin it Up with Jolynn 2.0 received media coverage and sponsors from Sarawak Jazz Community, Happenings in Sarawak Magazine, OurYouth.My as well as The Borneo Post and Utusan Sarawak. Jolynn continues to showcase her best performances in the classical, contemporary and jazz fusion music.