Liszt: Es muss ein wunderbares sein, S314
Ihr Glocken von Marling S328
Die Drei Zigeuner S320

Wolf: from Mörike Songs:
Agnes, no.14
Bei einer Trauung, no. 51
Verborgenheit, no. 12
Nimmersatte Liebe, no. 9


Waimay Yau is an undergraduate singer studying with Philip Doghan at the Royal Academy of Music.

She studied at the East Sussex Academy of Music (ESAM) in Lewes from 2011 to 2013. During her studies there, she was involved in many productions such as the premiere performance of ‘Imago The Opera’ by Orlando Gough at Glyndebourne Opera House in 2013, performing in Handel's Messiah as Solo Soprano with East Sussex Community Orchestra and Chorus at Lewes Town Hall, the premiere performance of ‘Masada’ at Milton Court Concert Hall, London.

Starting her studies in London, she has become a member of St Alfege Church Choir – Thomas Tallis’s home church, in Greenwich. She also performed in a few of Royal Academy Bach Cantata Series Concerts, as well as part of National Youth Choir of Great Britain (NYCGB) in Britten’s War Requiem, conducted by Marin Alsop at Royal Festival Hall on Remembrance Day in 2014.

She was placed 1st in Louis Watt Competition 2014.

She is also selected to study and perform the piece "New Year" composed by her fellow composer student Tamas A. Reti, also at the Royal Academy of Music: "New Year", a piece for Mezzo-soprano and Orchestra, sung in Hungarian, was later recorded at RAM Duke's Hall with RAM Manson Ensemble, conducted by Simon Bainbridge.

A set of five french songs to poems by Apollinaire, also by Reti, with solo voice, viola and piano, was performed in November 2015 and is scheduled to be recorded in June 2016 at RAM Duke's Hall.

She is engaged to be Messagiera in Monteverdi L'Orfeo in July 2016, with two performances in Guildford, Surrey.

She is performing with Royal Academy Chamber Choir, led by Patrick Russill, in Neresheim Abbey, Germany, celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Neresheim-Academy collaboration in August 2016.

Accompanied by Joyce Wu

Born in 1993 in Taiwan, Chiao-Yu Wu (Joyce) started playing the piano at age six and is now in her third year at the Royal Academy of Music, as a BMus scholarship student, studying under professor Rustem Hayroudinoff for her piano solo and under the tutelage of Andrew West for her chamber music.

Joyce enjoys an active performing career and has recently been invited to a solo recital at the concert hall of the National Taipei University of Education and a charity concert with RCM Violinist, Eva Lee. Joyce had her first solo piano recital when she was thirteen years old, in the Concert Hall of Chinese Cultural University. In Europe, she has performed in many churches in the U.K as a soloist and a chamber partner at the Bristol church, Bristol Cathedral, St. James Paddington church, St. Botolph without Aldgate and St. Martin of Tours. She has been nominated to participate in the ‘’ 2014 RAM Piano Festival”. In Italy, she performed in the 2015 Cervo summer festival concert series. In July 2016, she is going on a performance tour to China with a French Horn player, Corrine Liu. In September, Joyce will perform in the “Asia House Festival” organized by Talents Unlimited.

She has a lot of competition experiences, such as first prize in the 2006 National Piano Quintet competition, first prize in the 2010 Yamaha National Piano Competition, second prize in the 2010 Taiwan Culture Cups Piano Competition, second prize in the 2010 JVC Cup National Piano Competition, and the semi-finals in the New art music star in 2014. In 2015, she has received the third prize (Highly commended) at the Royal Academy of the Music Delius competition. She has also participated in the masterclasses with Pascal Roge, Christopher Elton, Joanna Macgregor, Stephen Hough Pascal Devoyon, Kathryn Scott, Sung-Won Yang, Colin Stone and Ian Fountain.

See Waimay at Asia House on 29 September at 7pm