Sine Winther is acclaimed as one of Australia’s leading young pianists. She is now based in Germany, establishing a career in Germany as a soloist, chamber musician, and tutor.
Born in a Danish-Chinese family of pianists, Winther began learning from her parents at age 5. Performing became a natural part of her upbringing, playing in the family concert series ‘Piano Viva’. As a soloist, she enjoys retreating into her own world, and as passionate chamber musician relishes in the musical connection and spontaneous dialogue. In whichever genre, Winther strives to create performances which interpret truths in our humanity.
Throughout her formative years, she has been a concerto soloist with the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Philharmonia, the Queensland Conservatorium Orchestra and other local orchestras. In 2023, she will return to Australia to perform Scriabin’s only Piano Concerto with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra. Other notable highlights include performances at the Dartington International Festival, the Stretto International Piano Festival, Resonanz Räume, the Australian Showcase Sydney International Piano Competition, Lev Vlassenko Piano Competition, Melbourne Recital Centre, Queensland Performing Arts, and has won the Queensland Piano Competition and was a finalist in the Australian National Academy of Music Concerto Competition.
Since 2020, Winther moved to Germany to undertake a Masters Degree at the Hochschule für Musik and Darstellende Kunst in Stuttgart, guided by Professor Florian Wiek. Her Bachelor degrees were attained at the Queensland Conservatorium of Music, studying under Natasha Vlassenko and Leah Horwitz, and then at the Australian National Academy of Music (Melbourne), mentored by Timothy Young. Aside from her primary teachers, she has received masterclasses from acclaimed artists including Stephen Kovacevich, Pascal Roge, Angela Hewitt, Stephen Osborne, Kathyrn Stott and Piers Lane.
Winther is a grateful recipient of the International Stipedium and Yehudi Menuhin “Live Music Now” scholarships, holds a tutor position at the Hochschule für Music und Darstellende Kunst, and teaches at the Musikschule Aalen, Germany. When she’s not sitting at the piano, Sine enjoys cooking, walking in nature, and always has a cup of coffee (or something stronger) nearby.