Andrea Sim

A well-rounded musician whose passion for music extends to its many disciplines, Andrea Sim has been the Music Director and Resident Conductor of the klpac String Orchestra since 2021 and was appointed conductor of the Bentley Music Academy Discovery Orchestra in 2024.

She has played as concertmaster for the Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO), UCSI University Orchestra, and klpac Orchestra, and performed as a violinist with the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO), Kamerata Kuala Lumpur, Kuala Lumpur City Opera Orchestra, Yin Qi Festival Orchestra, Selangor Symphony Orchestra, and the Vienna Young Artist Orchestra in Vienna. She has also been invited to perform as a violin soloist with the klpac Orchestra and MPYO.

Andrea believes that music should be shared and experienced by everyone – a belief that inspired the first String Orchestra Exchange Programme held in klpac in May 2023. Passionate about education, she has coached the National Symphony Orchestra (NSO)’s Genius Seni Muzik (GSM) violin section and the Galaxy Chamber Orchestra (GCO). She has also been the assistant coach for the UCSI University Orchestra and Eugene Pook Orchestra Academy, as well as a pre-camp tutor for the Miri Tutti Project 2.0 Outreach Program in Miri, Sarawak. Andrea has also been invited to give violin masterclasses for the GSM programme and the GCO, as well as orchestra masterclasses for the GCO.

Andrea studied violin performance in Vienna’s Prayner Konservatorium for two years with Anna Kandinskaya and Barbara Gorzynsky, and holds a Master of Music (Performance Studies) majoring in classical violin performance from UCSI University’s Institute of Music where she studied on a full scholarship. She graduated with first class honours also on a full scholarship from the same university with a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree in classical violin performance under the tutelage of Ergys Koni. She is currently under the conducting mentorship of Lee Kok Leong.

An avid writer, Andrea has written articles for the Global Musicians League, and programme notes for recitals in Malaysia and abroad.