Jolynn J Chin
Jolynn J Chin is a an award-winning crossover pianist known for her virtuosic arrangements, amazing piano dexterity, and eclectic blends of modern classical cross-over styles with Pop elements. She has also performed as the Piano Act on America’s Got Talent Season 16, on NBC.
Jolynn’s latest album, Beyond Classical EP, has been recently considered for the 62nd Grammy Awards, in the category of Best Contemporary Instrumental Album.
“It is rarely where we can get the best from both worlds and this album is a gift for the sophisticated classical music listeners with a flair for entertainment.” Dimitar Kovachev: Writer, Composer and Arranger.
Jolynn is also a multi-genre nominated film score composer & music producer, & worked with many renowned musicians such as music producer Roger Montejano, a member of the Grammy Recording Academy in NYC, and involved also the work of mastering engineers Mike Couzzi and Howie Weinberg, who has previously worked with Nirvana, Red Hot Chilli Peppers and Metallica, among many other highly acclaimed international acts.
Her 2018 debut single “Toccata” was a hit that garnered many positive reviews, including magazines and media outlets such as Applause to the Musician (USA), One Song Magazine (INDIA), Asian Journeys (SINGAPORE), and tvSarawak.com (MALAYSIA). Toccata features the adaptation of Bach’s famous Toccata and Fugue in D minor with a hint of her signature jazz rhythms and modern bold sounds.
“The best word to describe her personality on the ivory keys is PASSIONATELY BOLD. You will be taken away each time she hits a key on the piano” – New Sarawak Tribune
“She hit those piano notes with perfection. Her mesmerizing piano tunes were so infectious it caught the crowd in awe.” – Kuching Borneo Blog
Born in Sarawak, Malaysia, Jolynn started her music education at the early age of 5. Classically trained on the piano for many years, she has been under the tutelage of Dr Nicholas Ong, DMA graduate from The Juilliard School. Jolynn has also studied under acclaimed concert pianists such as Andrew Brownell, champion of the 2005 J.N. Hummel Competition, and Li Ming Qiang, winner of the 4th Chopin International Competition in 1960.
She has won several prizes in competitions internationally, and was awarded the Gold Prize at the Asia International Piano Academy Festival Competition, and performed at a vast array of prominent venues and events.
Her classy style and aura of performance resonates with a style that touches on equal parts originality and familiarity, giving her audience a taste of something fresh yet still identifiable. Her music is also reminiscent of personal artist influences including Maksim, Havasi, Peter Bence, among others.