Joelle’s childhood was spent in a dynamic environment that brought her to events around the globe in pursuit of a deeper understanding of her music, gymnastic, and figure skating studies. For as long as she can remember, her violin has followed her to every overseas destination, whether for a sports competition or a stay at a beach resort. It comes as not much of a surprise, then, that she decided at 9 years old that she was going to embark on a classical music career.
Currently pursuing her Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance at the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Joelle has had the privilege of having been under the tutelage of Ng Yu Ying and Ang Chek Meng, 1st and 2nd violinists of the T’ang Quartet respectively. Her early admission to the Conservatory at the age of 17 was made possible by her teachers Chua Lik Wuk, Tan Wee-Hsin and Lillian Wang. Joelle credits her early foundation of musical understanding and appreciation to her piano teacher, Julie Tan. Joelle attended the Meadowmount School of Music during the summer of 2016 where she received instruction from Gerardo Ribeiro, and is grateful to have also studied with Almita Vamos, Ilya Kaler, Kam Ning, Gil Shaham, Igor Yuzefovich, Régis Pasquier and Stefan Milenkovich, among others.
An avid performer, Joelle’s most recent engagements include performing a selection of Mozart’s sonatas in the Tang Tee Khoon Homegrown Series, and Vivaldi’s Four Season’s as soloist in Candlelight concerts. Joelle’s musical journey has brought her to various places including Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Japan, New York and Texas.
As an active orchestral instrumentalist, Joelle has served as Concertmaster for the Singapore National Youth Orchestra and Texas Festival Orchestra, and held leading roles in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory Orchestra. She also plays with the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, and has qualified as a freelance violinist with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra. Joelle was selected to represent the SNYO and Singapore at the 34th Toyota Youth Orchestra Camp in Japan in March 2018, and attended the Round Top Festival Institute in 2019. She has performed a wide repertoire of orchestral works under the baton of conductors including Jonas Alber, Christian Arming, Christoph Campestrini, Martin Fischer-Dieskau, Andres Franco, Masahiro Izaki, Jason Lai, Linus Lerner, Andrew Litton, Peter Stark, Joshua Tan, Leonard Tan, Kachun Wong and Benjamin Zander.
Aside from being a performer of conventional classical music, Joelle has performed with contemporary music ensemble SEIRA since 2018 in live productions of pop music as well as in studio recordings of film and game music.
Her other interests include dogs, spicy food, photography, and travel. Joelle plays a 1924 Gennaro De Luccia generously loaned by the Rin Collection.