Loh Yi Ning is a classical pianist who is particularly interested in the areas of collaboration and education; she is an experienced performer in both the instrumental and vocal genres. Yi Ning started playing the piano at the age of nine, and finished her ABRSM Grade 8 certification within the next 5 years. She went on to complete ABRSM Theory Grade 8, ATCL, and DipABRSM in the following years. Yi Ning completed a Diploma in Business and Accounts from ACCA in 2015 and graduated from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts with a Diploma in Music Performance (Classical Piano) in 2018 where she studied with Dr. Christina Tan. In 2020, she graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Classical Performance from LASALLE College of the Arts under the tutelage of Mr. Allan Fuller.
Over the course of her studies, Yi Ning actively took part in many performances. She was involved in various concerts at the Victoria Concert Hall and Esplanade Concert Hall and sang in the choir under the baton of Maestros Lim Yau, Lan Shui, and Nicholas Cleobury. These projects included Haydn’s The Creation (2015), Bizet’s Carmen (2016), Poulenc’s Gloria (2016), and Beethoven’s 9th Symphony (2017). She has performed works for solo piano, piano ensembles, and accompanied instrumentalists and vocalists for concerts, competitions, and examinations. Yi Ning took part as a soloist in the 2019 LASALLE Concerto Competition and as a second piano in 2020. She also accompanied in the finals and semifinals for the Singapore Lyric Opera ASEAN Vocal Competition, junior category (2016). In September 2019, she was both a performer and student director for the annual LASALLE classical concert series Piano Voyage: Myths and Legends, in which her team won during the Improv Battle. Most recently, Yi Ning premiered several works by local composers in January 2020 at The Living Composers Series: Preamble, a one-of-a-kind concert that featured a wide variety of modern compositional styles. She also plays in her church on a regular basis, both in services and as a répétiteur for the choir and other special events.
Besides performing and experiencing music in different settings, Yi Ning has also been teaching piano and freelancing as a collaborative pianist for the last 7 years. In her free time, you can find Yi Ning frequenting quaint stationery shops and cafes as she enjoys reading and calligraphy.