Yap Sinjo

Sinjo started her journey in playing cello at the age of seven. Despite her young age, she has been striving to achieve her targets in the journey. In 2017, she participated in the Taiwan Local Competition and won the first place. She also took part in the Singapore Raffles Music Competition and brought the bronze award home with her. For her participation in Osaka International Music Competition, year 2018, Sinjoʼs hard work had gained herself an Espoir Prize. In addition, she received the second prize in Euroasia String Competition held in 2019. She own the second prize in 8th David Popper International Cello Competition held in Hungary despite being the youngest cellist in her category. She also attended masterclasses with Julie Dessureault, Attil Paszto, Ellie Solha Won, Vivian Sun, Florent Audibert, Bruo Ventocilla.

In 2021, she passed a successful entrance exam and was one of the youngest Malaysian to be admitted to the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna. She will be enrolled into the Young Talents Programme and studying under the tutelage of Prof. István Várdai.

On top of that, her passion has taken her to have her first recital when she was ten. Sinjo has great enthusiasm and adores playing the cello. She yearns to become a renowned cellist in the future.