Canadian Pianist Michelle Yelin Nam has been praised for her “ silvery clarity, brilliant talent with a highly overt and dynamic temperament,” ( Montreal Gazette) playing “ in the manner of the greats, before having their age’ ( La Presse). Her concerto credits include multiple performances with the Montreal Symphony Orchestra; London Philharmonic Orchestra, the Edmonton Symphony and Ensembles in New York City, Seoul, and Halifax, and Jefferson City, Kansas City, ASU Symphony Orchestra.
As a recitalist she gave a twenty city Canadian tour throughout Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes, USA, China, Korea, Spain, United Kingdom, at Banff and Orford Art Centers, Houses of Jeunesses Musicales of Canada, Zipper Hall in Los Angeles, Tempe Center for the Arts, and Kauffman Center for the Arts, Winspear Hall, National Art Center in Harbin, and Tinjin, China. These performances were frequently simulcast on Radio. Her piano trio appeared in a master class with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. In 2018-2019, she has engagement to give several recital series in China, and Canada on the whole Rachmaninoff Preludes.
Ms. Nam is currently pursuing her DMA at Arizona State University with Robert Hamilton. She completed two Artist Diploma from the Manhattan School of Music and Hartt School, master’s degree at the Juilliard School, and Bachelor degree at McGill University. Her teachers include Phillip Kawin, Haisun Paik, and Richard Raymond.
She has also received awards from many international competitions such as the Anne Burrows Fund, Canada Council for the Arts, Winspear Foundation for the Arts, Juilliard’s Gina Bachauer competition, Hastings International piano competition, International Stepping Stone, and first prize at the International Keyboard Institution and Festival in New York.