Low Shao Suan and Low Shao Ying
Low Shao Suan and Low Shao Ying are graduates of the famed École Normale de Musique de Paris in France. While studying there, the sisters won competitions such as 2nd and 3rd prize at the International Competition of U.F.A.M., and 1st prize at the Claude Kahn Competition for piano duet.
Upon their return to Singapore, the sisters have performed as soloists numerous times with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra (SSO) under the baton of Maestros Choo Hoey, Lim Yau, Lu Jia, Darrell Ang and Joshua Tan. They have also performed as soloists with the Singapore Festival Orchestra under Spanish Maestro Virginia Martinez, as well as with the European Baroque Ensemble in Portugal, and the Hunan Symphony Orchestra in China with Maestro Xiao Ming. Their CD recording of Saint-Saens' Carnival of the Animals with the SSO and its Music Director, Maestro Lan Shui, was released in July 2012.
As avid composers, the sisters have had their songs sung by various Asian pop singers such as Jolin Tsai, Mink, Chen Yi Yi and Vivian Hsu, and a handful of their instrumental compositions have won awards on independent music websites. Their debut instrumental album featuring their original compositions, Romance in the City, received the “2014 Artistic Performance Album of the Year” award at the 10th Hi-fi Album Awards 2014 in Guangzhou, China. Shao Suan and Shao Ying are currently full-time piano accompanists at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, and they are also full members of the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS).