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Her Many Facets

In conjunction with Women’s Month, Sopranos Wong Ming Li and Chew Shi Yun, together with Pianist Iau Jo Yee ( will present a program of arias and art songs, showcasing the many facets of women. The all-girl team will perform iconic arias from the Baroque period to the Romantic period, bringing to life characters such as Queen Cleaopatra (from Giulio Cesare), the innocent Pamina (from The Magic Flute) and the sultry Musetta (from La Bohème). The program then continues with the ladies presenting arts songs from France, China and Italy.

Aria Cleopatra: Piangero la sorte Mia (Giulio Cesare - Handel)

Zerlina: Batti, batti, o bel Maserto (Don Giovanni - Mozart)

Musetta: Quando m’en vo (La Bohème - Puccini)

Art Song Lied: Als Luise die Briefe ihres ungetreuen Liebhabers verbrannte (Text: Baumberg, Composer: Mozart)

Italian art song: Ridente la calma (Text: unknown, Composer: Mozart)

Chinese art song: Song of the Viet Boatman 越人歌 (Text: 528 BC, Composer - Liu Qing)

Waltz: Il Bacio (Text: Aldighieri, Composer: Arditi)

Iau Jo Yee (Piano)

Iau Jo Yee was awarded Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2016. During her 3-year course in Birmingham Conservatoire, Jo Yee studied with Jan Loeffler and Philip Martin. She was active as an accompanist for both instrumentalists and vocalists, and has participated in various piano competitions and music festivals aside from her annual recitals. During her senior year, she had the opportunity to perform with the City of Birmingham Youth Symphony Orchestra, and has also won the Marjorie Hazlehurst Piano Award for her recording a full-length CD featuring works by Tatum, Schulhoff, Gershwin and Antheil.

Jo Yee is now teaching piano in MIA, ASWARA and Yamaha Sonata Music and Art. She is also frequently sought after as an accompanist for exams, recitals, competitions, gigs.