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Waimay Yau - Soprano


Waimay Yau is a Soprano currently studying with Philip Doghan abd Audrey Hyland at Royal Academy of Music in London. She is a Talent Unlimited Artist, a member of St Alfege Church Choir Greenwich, and a Soprano Scholar with The Esterhazy Singers.

She was one of the young artists in Music Futures Festival 2016 held by Talent Unlimited at Asia House Marylebone in September 2016.

In the past year, she has given recitals regularly. She performed Schumann’s Liederkreis and Clara Schumann’s Sechs Lieder, Op.13 at the Early Evening Concert at Royal Academy of Music in October. She had four recitals at St Alfege Church Greenwich so far, with the most recent one in October 2016.

She was on tour with Royal Academy of Music Chamber Choir led by Patrick Russill to Neresheim Abbey Germany for the last two years. She is also a member of St Alfege Church Choir in Greenwich. Her other ensemble and choral performances include: Chorus in Britten's War Requiem with NYCGB at Royal Festival, Chorus in the premiere performance of Orlando Gough’s ‘Imago the Opera’ at Glyndebourne Opera House in 2013, premiere of ‘Masada’ at Milton Court Concert Hall.

She was the winner for the Louis Watt Competition 2014, and was also granted First Prize in the Hungarian Music Festival Competiton 2017, at Bucharest, Romania.

Yau also enjoys working with composers and studying their new works. In the last two years, she has worked Simon Bainbridge’s students in which she premiered Tamas Reti’s ‘Five Songs to poems by Apollinaire’ and also recorded his work ‘New Year’ (a Hungarian piece for solo mezzo-soprano and chamber orchestra) at RAM Duke’s Hall, conducted by Bainbridge himself.

She was casted as Messagiera in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo with the Guildford Youth Symphony Orchestra in July 2016. In February 2017, she performed in Offenbach’s Orpheus in the Underworld with Royal Academy Opera at Hackney Empire, and in April, she sang as soloist in Schubert’s Mass in Ab no.5 with Colin Touchin and Spires Music.

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updated May 2017