Thanks, Noella!

Thanks to Noella Yan (and Alex Waite on piano) for two great performances this week at The Concerteenies.

We’re so pleased with the turnout and if you came along and wanted to know more about her, read on below.

You could also visit her website here. Or check her out on instagram @worldofellabella. Thanks again!

Melbourne-based Singapore cellist, Noella’s playing has been recognised for her ‘expressive sound’ (The Straits Times) and of ‘exceptional talent and innate musicality, one with superb technique and interpretation.’ (

Trained as a cellist and pianist in the UK and the US, Noella is an avid musician of new and world music collaborations. She has premiered numerous compositions and continues to actively collaborate with composers and interdisciplinary artistes. Noella has appeared with numerous orchestras and given many concerts both as a soloist and chamber musician across Australasia, Europe and the United States. She is the resident cellist of Trio Anima Mundi.
Highlights of past seasons include working with Ad Hoc Collective String Quartet, Maya Dance Theatre, Brahms Double with the Saigon Philharmonic and formerly as artistic co-director of the cross-cultural project (Singapore’s 50th) with Bridges Collective commissioning Singapore composers through a series of concerts across Australia, Singapore and Malaysia and releasing an album as part of the duo ella & kai.
Deeply passionate about using music to effect change, she is an advocate of the arts reaching the underserved communities and is the co founder of ARCO, a global art education initiative that seeks to bring creativity through the arts to underserved communities all around the world. She is currently building this program in Myanmar. A dedicated educator, Noella currently teaches and conducts the Fusion Ensemble at Lauriston Girls’ School.

Born in Singapore, Noella began learning the piano at age 3 and started the cello at 12. She was accepted into the Purcell School at 13. Noella has been a scholarship recipient of both Lee and Shaw Foundations, NAC Gifted Young Musician’s Award, prizewinner of the Audi Young Musician and the Lesley Alexander Prize for outstanding performance at the Royal College of Music, UK. Her teachers include her father Yan Yin Wing, Herminia Ilano, Pal Banda, Joyce Rathbone, Alexander Boyarsky and Erling Blöndal Bengtsson.

Subsequently a John P. Miller fellow at the University of Michigan, Noella received a Double Masters in Performance and Chamber Music and was also awarded the Gustavé Rosseels Chamber Award and appointed cellist of the university’s resident Rosseels Quartet.

Noella Yan on Wednesday 28 Feb and Friday 2 March

The Concerteenies is proud to present Noella Yan, an extraordinary classical and crossover cellist, on two dates – Wednesday 28 February and Friday 2 March, both at Kindred Studios, 3 Harris Street (next to Yarraville Gardens), Yarraville, in the Bar & Function Space.

Find out more on the booking pages.

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Only adults need to pay for tickets at $18 each online ahead of the day – fully refundable should you not get there – or $20 in cash on the door. Children are free.

The concert will be 45 minutes long

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There is plenty of parking around and in Yarraville Gardens.

Plus, there’s the tea and biscuits afterwards so that everyone can have a good chat.

David Balaban & Venkat Narayanan – what a concert!

So, a massive thank you to David Balaban (sitar) and Venkat Narayanan (tabla) and all the parents and children who were part of the concert on Friday 16 February.

You can check out some of Ben’s wonky photography of the event on our instagram page:

We also recorded – again by Ben’s wonky hand – the amazing finale to the concert and will put a link up to the video soon.

Thank you! Off and away to a flying start

A great big thank you to all the parents and keepers (and children) who came to our very first recital today.

It was great to see children connecting with the music and lots of people making friends.

We’ll be putting details for the next concert on Wednesday 13 December – this time a jazz-based recital – very soon.

We can’t wait to do it again.

Thank you again!

FIRST Concert coming up – Wednesday 22 November


The Concerteenies launches on Wednesday 22 November at 10.30am, Kindred Studios, 3 Harris Street, Yarraville (adjoining Yarraville Gardens) in the Deluxe Studio.

Only the adults need to pay for their tickets $15 each. 

The first concert will feature music played on the French horn and piano, with Katie Pryce and Alex Waite.

The concert will be 45 minutes long.

There is plenty of parking around and in Yarraville Gardens.

With plenty of space for breastfeeding and little ones’ exploration, everybody’s going to be happy.

The studio includes comfy seating for pregnant and breastfeeding mums – and tired dads. There’ll also be a variety of things to keep small people amused.

Plus, there’s tea and biscuits afterwards so that everyone can have a good chat.

It’s pay on the door on the day, but you can reserve your place with your name and email right now  we’re currently at capacity should every person who reserved show up. Do leave your name and email, though, if you want to know should any spaces become free.