Dr. Yap Jin Hin, a Doctor of Musical Arts graduate from Louisiana State University and a protégé of the noted American tenor, Robert Grayson. Dr. Yap Jin Hin has appeared in leading roles with a number opera companies in the United States. Among his performances are Anatol in Vanessa with the Nevada Opera; Count Almaviva in The Barber of Seville; Tamino in The Magic Flute with both Opera Louisiane and the Acadiana Symphony. In 2012 he performed Rodolfo in La Bohème with Opera in the Ozarks. At the Italian festival La Musica Lirica he sang Alfredo in La Traviata. His wide-ranging repertoire includes performances of Don Ramiro in La Cenerentola, the title role in Romeo et Juliet, and the Narrator (Male Chorus) in Britten’s The Rape of Lucretia.
Dr. Yap is an active performer. In February 2015, He has worked with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra on its productions of Carmen, including the Family Fun Day concerts and the main opera productions. In August 2016, he performed the role of Rodolfo in La Bohème with the Kuala Lumpur City Opera (KLCO). In January 2017, he was invited to perform in Die Zauberflöte with MPO. In June 2017, he performed the role of Tonio in La fille du regiment in Kuala Lumpur and Penang with KLCO. In August 2017, he was invited as the guest soloist in Beethoven’s Symphony No. 9 with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra, and Missa Solemnis organized by Yin Qi. In November 2018, he has performed as Pinkerton in Puccini’s Madama Butterfly with KLCO, and as Alfredo in La Traviata and Tamino in Die Zauberflöte in 2019. In October 2022, he has performed the role of Don José in Carmen with KLCO. In June 2022, he was invited to perform at the “Grand Night of Opera” with the KLCO Orchestra, and the performance is awarded Best Group Vocal Performance at the 18th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards. In November 2022, he was invited to perform at the inaugural concert of the Morelia Music Festival in Mexico with the Jalisco Philharmonic Orchestra. Last April, he was invited to perform at the Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion in the concert “Verdi & Puccini at the Mansion”. Dr. Yap is currently a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts of the Sultan Idris Education University.