Hello! My name is Vaana and I work as a piano accompanist in Singapore. I am most popular with singers due to the fact that I am a singer myself, but I have also worked with numerous instrumentalists in chamber music and accompaniment scenarios. I have attached my biography below and feel free to contact me with more questions :)
Born in 2000, Vaana developed a passion for music at a young age and began playing the piano at four years old. She also took up violin, flute and classical voice lessons. At ages thirteen and fifteen, Vaana received two piano performance diplomas, DipABRSM and LRSM from ABRSM with distinction honours. She is the first prize winner in the senior category of Yamaha Piano Competition Singapore in 2011, finalist in the National Piano and Violin Competition Singapore in 2011, as well as silver medalist in the Asian Chopin Competition held in Tokyo, Japan in 2013. In 2017, Vaana is one of the piano winners of the Grand Prize Virtuoso Competition held online. She is very thankful to the teachers that have taught her well, among them Prof. Cordelia Höfer-Teutsch, Prof. Lucy Revers and Clarence Lee Wheng Le.
As a classical singer, Vaana has studied with great sopranos such as Prof. Barbara Bonney and Prof. Michele Crider. She recently performed in a student production of The Magic Flute by W.A Mozart as Erste Dame.
Aside from performing, Vaana has been working as a private piano and voice teacher since 2018 and has helped mentor over thirty students. She also works as an accompanist for instrumentalists and is especially popular with singers due to the fact that she is a singer herself.
- IP Program, CHIJ St Nicholas Girl's School, Singapore, Music Elective Programme (MEP)
- Pre-College Voice Program, Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria
- Bachelor's Degree in Piano Pedagogy, Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria (major in Accompaniment), graduated with Distinction across all final exams
- Bachelor's Degree in Voice Pedagogy, Mozarteum University Salzburg, Austria, graduated with Distinction for graduation performance recital