Danish-Chinese pianist Sine Winther is a soloist, collaborative musician, and private teacher based in Melbourne. Originally from Brisbane, she was born into a family of pianists and began learning from her parents from age five. Performing became a natural part of her childhood, playing in the family house concert series ‘Piano Viva’.
Now 25 years old, Sine currently enjoys a busy schedule performing and training at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM), where she is mentored by Timothy Young. Previously, she graduated with a Bachelor of Music with Honours in Advanced Performance studying under Leah Horwitz OAM and Natasha Vlassenko at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music.
Performance highlights for Sine include performing Beethoven’s Piano Concerto no. 3 with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra as a finalist in the ANAM Concerto Competition in 2018, giving her UK debut at the Dartington International Festival and Summer School, being a finalist in the 3MBS ‘The Talent’ Competition, and collaborating with international guest artists and fellow musicians at ANAM. She has also appeared as a concerto soloist with the Queensland Philharmonia, Queensland Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra 21, performed at the Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition semi-finals, the Australian Showcase at the Sydney International Piano Competition, and won First Place at the Queensland Piano Competition. She has also received masterclasses from internationally acclaimed artists including Pascal Rogé, Kathryn Stott, Stephen Kovacevich, Steven Osborne, Angela Hewitt, Joanna MacGregor and Piers Lane. Her performances have been broadcast on 4MBS, 3MBS and ABC Classic.
When she’s not sitting at the piano, Sine enjoys cooking, going to concerts and galleries, tending to her plants, and patting dogs.
Musician Beneficiary Support generously provided by ANAMsyndicate – Meredith Baldwin & the late John Baldwin, Louise & Hermann Bischoff, Carolynne & Geoffrey Dobbin, Jan Grant, Ross & Heather Johnson, Tony & Alison Kelly, Julie Paxton, Peter & Jane Phillips, Jane Simpson and Darryl Marsh, Robert Whitehead, Ian and Julie Macphee, Ralph Plarre
Photo by Pia Johnson