Originally from Sydney, Australia, soprano Yvette Keong is a graduate of The Juilliard School (MM) and Manhattan School of Music (BM). Using a foundation of classical singing technique, Yvette’s teaching and singing repertoire spans across opera, musical theatre, pop, and jazz. She strives to create a compassionate and warm environment for her students to feel free to explore their voices. She has prepared students for auditions, competitions, and examinations, as well as those learning for leisure. Her teaching philosophy is that anyone can learn to sing, and welcomes students of all age groups and levels.
Yvette was the recent recipient of The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowship, and has performed in venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, National Sawdust, Sydney Opera House, the Prague Estates Theater, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in collaboration with the New York Philharmonic. She was the recipient of The Rohatyn Great Promise Award at the Eastern Region of the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions. Ms. Keong was selected as one of six singers worldwide to participate in SongStudio at Carnegie Hall, where she worked with Renée Fleming. Yvette also trained for over a decade as a ballerina with the Royal Academy of Dance, and as a pianist with the Australian Music Examination Board.