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.’ (Sina.com.cn)
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.