Cecilia Yap

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Cecilia Yap graduated from the Conservatorio of "Santa Cecilia" in Rome, Italy, under renowned sopranos K.S. Ann Saldarelli and Lorraine Nawa Jones Marenzi. After her graduation, she furthered her music studies with Marcello Ferroni- one of the most acclaimed operatic directors in "Arte Scenica".


During her eight years in Italy she gave a number of recitals and appeared on some  national TV programmes.  She was the winner of the 7th International Vocal Competition at Cascina, Italy in 1994 and was the only Asian to enter the finals. Her performances received critical acclaim from "L'Opera", a leading opera magazine, which noted her dramatic flair and refined vocal expression and interpretation.


Since then, Cecilia has been a regular favorite in recital and opera in various countries including Malaysia, Taiwan, Indonesia, Korea and Singapore. Her recent operatic involvement includes acclaimed appearances in various Penang Arts Council's productions as Micaela in Carmen, Mother in Hansel und Gretel and Liu in Turandot.  She has also been invited to sing the soprano solos in many major oratorios works, in  Malyasia and abroad: Haydn's "the Creation", Mendelssohn's "Elijah" and the choral works "Hymn of Praise" and"Psalm 95";  Haydn's "The Creation", Vivaldi's Gloria in D (RV 589),  Handel's Dixit Dominus (HWV 232) and Vivaldi's Dixit Dominus (RV 594), Handel's Gloria (HWV deest) ,   Beethoven's Symphony No. 9  and "The Yellow River" cantata.


Cecilia combines a busy schedule as concert singer and recitalist. In year 2006,  she was a featured soloist in the Singapore Lyric Opera 15th anniversary concert , "Casta Diva" in Jakartha, "Nuit d'Amour" opera gala as part of YTL's 50th Anniversary celebrations, the 2006 "DIVA!"-An opera gala with three distinguished asian sopranos, "Grandissimo!" with the Taiwan Youth Orchestra in the presence of the Yang di Pertuan Agong  Malaysia.  Concert gala "Mozart 250"- to mark Mozart's 250th birthday and "Masquerade"- An evening of operetta by Johanne Straus, F. Lehar and G. Sullivan.


2007 - "Valentine concert- Love & Passion" in Genting International Showroom 
-"Viva Verdi" Opera Gala organized by Singapore Lyric Opera (in Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall)


2008 - Soloist in "Musical Journey" Concert with the  National Symphony Orchestra  of Malaysia, conducted by Mustafa Fuzer Nawi.
- Christmas Concert in Esplanade Concert Hall , November
- Mendelssohn- "Elijah", Concert Tour in East Malaysia, December


Cecilia was also the recipient of the Best Solo Performance of the Year Award at the 2002 Cameronian Arts Awards organised by ‘Kakiseni' sponsored by Boh Plantations.



毕业于意大利罗马国立音乐学院 (Conservatorio di musica ‘Santa Cecilia', Roma), 师承 Lorraine Nawa Jones 和 Kristin Ann Saldarelli 学习声乐, 追随者 Marcello Ferroni  意大利著名歌剧导演,钻研舞台艺术表演(Arte scenica). 留意期间, 曾在各地演出, 并被邀至当地国家电台RAI演出. 1994年获得意大第7届Cascinalirica国际声乐大赛得奖, 也是唯一亚裔得得奖者. 意大著名歌剧刊物"L'Opera", 评述演唱具细致丰富的音乐语言以及充满戏剧生命张力.

回国后她曾多次被邀演出歌剧与音乐会, 足迹遍及全马各地, 韩国, 星加玻, 台湾及印尼. 曾演出的歌剧剧码: Micaela (Carmen), Mother (Hansel und Gretel), Liu (Turandot) 以及担任多部神剧及大型合唱作品独唱: Haydn-" The Creation" (创世记), Mendelssohn - "Elijah"(以利亚), "Psalm 95" & "Hymn of Praise"(诗篇95和 颂赞之歌), Handel-Gloria (HWV deest), Vivaldi -"Gloria in D" (RV 589), Vivaldi -‘ Dixit Dominus ‘ (RV 594), Handel -Dixit Dominus"(HWV 232). "Beethoven - Symphony No. 9" 以及"黄河大合唱".


叶洁芝也常是大型音乐会担任独唱的常客, 近年邀演出:
Villa-Lobos 之Bachiana Brasileiras" 声乐组曲独唱, Singapore Lyrique Opera 15th 周年音乐会- "Glimpses of Asia", "GRANDISSIMO!"gala (庆祝我国最高元首诞辰.), Casta Diva" (with Asian Divas, Jakarta), 2006年YTL50周年庆典Opera Gala "Nuit d'Amour" , "DIVA!" Gala, "Mozart 250", 以及Masquerade"

- "Valentine concert - Love & Passion" 音乐独唱会  (in Genting International Showroom)
- "Viva Verdi" Opera Gala  (in Singapore Esplanade Concert Hall, Singapore Lyric Opera 主办)


- Soloist in "Musical Journey" Concert, 指挥 Mustafa Fuzer Nawi, National Symphony Orchestra of Malaysia.
- Christmas Concert at Esplanade Concert Hall , November
- Mendelssohn- "Elijah", Concert Tour in East Malaysia, December

叶洁芝的演唱得到许多大众, 报章以及乐评的肯定,被我国 Boh Plantation 赞助网上艺术评委 Kakiseni 颁发2002年度 "Cameronian Art's Award" 的最佳独唱演唱奖.




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