My Weekend: Abigail Sin

My Weekend: Abigail Sin

Singaporean pianist Abigail Sin started her music degree at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music at age 14, and went on to do a master's at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London.

Now 21, she is completing a graduate diploma at the conservatory, and will headline the Once Upon A Time concert next Friday at the Esplanade Recital Studio, with violinist Loh Jun Hong, 23.

She lives with her parents, both 53 - her father is a legal counsel and her mother is a housewife - a twin brother, and younger brother, 19. The family lives in a semi-detached house in Kovan.

'I teach music on Saturday mornings to my neighbours' two daughters, aged 10 and 12. By teaching others, I see my own playing more clearly, because I have to explain and talk about my ideas.

For lunch, my dad likes to cook vermicelli noodles, because Saturday is my mother's rest day in the kitchen.

For dinner, we make do at any hawker centre, along with my maternal grandmother.

At night, I would occasionally attend classical music concerts, depending on what is on.

On Sundays, I wake up and practise from about 9am to noon. It is not a hard and fast rule: sometimes I practise for an hour, take a break, then go on to practise again.

My dad gets us breakfast from the nearby market and we usually eat rice noodle rolls in sauce.

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