Sandy Amanda | Piano
In 2014, Sandy graduated from the Royal College of Music under the tutelage and guidance of Mrs. Rena Phua. She obtained a 1st class honours in Bmus Piano Performance. In 2011, she was awarded the prestigious NAFA scholarship for her 2nd and 3rd year of diploma studies. She was the first recipient of the prestigious Leong Yoon Pin Scholarship and also the recipient of the Koh Chieng Mun Music Scholarship.
Sandy began playing the piano when she was 3 years old. She started lessons under her mother and went on to formal training under Mrs. Vania Liu, Mrs. Ivy Leo, and Mrs. Lisi Julianto in Medan, Indonesia, before studying with Mrs. Rena Phua in Singapore.
She has received numerous awards and prizes throughout her musical journey. When she was 7 years old, she received the Model Student Award from Medan Musik Studio Indonesia. The Rhythm M.P. Malaysia also awarded her The Most Outstanding Performer in the Jazz Piano Festival in 2004. One of her achievements include being chosen to perform Mozart’s Piano Concerto No. 14 in an open rehearsal with the NAFA Strings Ensemble, under the baton of Mr. Volker Hartung. In 2011, she was invited and received a full scholarship to attend a music camp at the Adam Gyorgy Castle Academy in Budapest, Hungary. She was also featured at the Rising Stars Concert presented by Steinway Gallery (Singapore) in January 2012.
Other than solo performances, she is also very active in playing chamber music and piano accompaniments with other instrumentalists and vocalists.