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portraitChinese-Canadian pianist Dr. Sidney Yin has taught at the world-renowned Juilliard School of New York and served as Professor of Keyboard Studies at Peabody Conservatory in Baltimore, Maryland. 
 
During his early years, Sidney’s talents had already been widely recognized in Hong Kong, Canada and the U.S., with continuous outstanding achievements in local and regional music competitions, earning numerous trophies, scholarships and awards. 

In 1998, Sidney was the winner of the National Piano Class of the British Columbia Festival of Arts. He was a prize-winner at the Shean Piano Competition held in Edmonton, Alberta. In 1999, he was First Prize winner of the 5th Annual Pacific Piano Competition. He was also the 1999 ARCT Gold Medalist for scoring a near perfect mark of 99%, the highest mark in the history of The Royal Conservatory of Music in Canada. 
 
As a guest soloist, he has performed with the Burnaby Symphony Orchestra, Vancouver Symphony Orchestra, New Juilliard Ensemble, and Northeastern Pennsylvania Philharmonic, San Diego Youth Symphony and others in recitals within and outside North America, including the Weill Recital Hall and the Isaac Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Juilliard Theatre. 
 
Sidney was the featured soloist of the 2001 and 2003 “Focus!” series of the Juilliard in New York. In October 2003, he was invited to be a guest pianist to perform a commissioned work by Yo-Yo Ma's Silk Road Project in New Jersey.
 
Sidney was recently invited to perform the popular “Rhapsody in Blue” by George Gershwin in San Diego.
 
Currently, Dr. Sidney Yin serves as the Artistic Administrator at San Diego Youth Symphony overseeing the curriculum and artistic development of the 6th oldest continuously operating youth symphony program in the United States.