Born and raised in Sydney, violinist Megan Yang will commence her 2nd year of training with Sophie Rowell at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) in 2023. From a young age, she was surrounded by like-minded young musicians and guided by inspiring teachers, and now cannot imagine a life without music.
Megan was selected as one of the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 2023 Emerging Artists, a program she is very excited to be a part of this year. She also recently participated in a masterclass with Professor Mark Gothani at the Universität der Künste Berlin and performed with the Sydney Conservatorium Symphony Orchestra in Manchester, Birmingham, London, Berlin and Leipzig. Passionate about chamber music, Megan has participated in masterclasses with Andrea Gajic, Iakov Zats, Wayne Foster-Smith, and members of the Doric, Goldmund and Goldner string quartets. Megan thoroughly enjoys performing chamber music with friends and looks forward to creating intimate and captivating performances with ANAM musicians.
After graduating from the Conservatorium High School, Megan completed her Bachelor of Music (Performance) at the Sydney Conservatorium of Music, under the tutelage of Associate Professor Goetz Richter. At this institution, Megan was supported by multiple scholarships and prizes including the Patricia Long Scholarship, Ted and Susan Meller Memorial Scholarship, and the Henderson Travel Scholarship. In 2021, Megan participated in the Australian Youth Orchestra programs as Associate Concertmaster and was selected to participate in the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra String Fellowship program.
Aside from performing, Megan is also keen on pedagogy and teaching music, and most recently acted as Director of the International School of Music Killarney Heights. Her students have won prizes at local competitions, positions at the Conservatorium High School, and achieved distinctions in AMEB exams.
FROM: Sydney, NSW. Lands of the Gadigal people.
Megan's training at ANAM is supported by ANAM Syndicate donors Olga Abrahams, Marie Rowland, Jennifer Gilchrist, Julie Wehbe, Ruth McMullin
Megan plays a Lloyd Davies violin, generously on loan to ANAM from Jannie Brown
Photo credit Pia Johnson