Shane Thio received his early music education in Singapore and was awarded an Associated Board Scholarship to study at the Royal Academy of Music in London. At the Academy he won a number of prizes including the accompanist award in the Tankard Lieder Competition. He is the inaugural recipient of the National Arts Council Young Artist Award which enabled him to pursue further studies at the Royal College of Music.
Shane has worked with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore Symphony Chorus, Singapore Youth Choir, Singapore Dance Theatre, Theatreworks, Philharmonic Chamber orchestra, Philharmonic Chamber Choir, remix, Philharmonic Winds, Singapore Chinese Orchestra and Gamelan Asmaradana
He was also involved with the contemporary music series of the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra. In acknowledgement and support of local composers he has premiered and recorded numerous compositions. Ever open to inter-disciplinary collaborations, he has worked with choreographers in creating works for piano and dance, and appeared with the theatre group Spell#7 at the Edinburg Festival.
With the Sing Song Club he has performed many song recitals including Schubert’s 3 song cycles, Schumann’s song cycles of 1840 and the complete songs of Poulenc.