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Waimay Yau - Soprano


Waimay Yau is a 3rd year undergraduate singer studying with Professor Philip Doghan at Royal Academy of Music in London.

She was one of the young artists in Music Futures Festival 2016 held by Talent Unlimited at Asia House Marylebone in September 2016. In July, she was casted as Messagiera in Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, conducted by Eric Foster and directed by Klara Kofen.

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 is the Winner of Louis Watt Competition in 2014.

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.

Yau will give a lunchtime recital at St James Paddington in January 2017.

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updated October 2016