A native of Harbin in northern China, Li Yang graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Music from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA) where she majored in Voice under the tutelage of soprano Nancy Yuen. She has also trained in traditional Chinese Voice performance at the Harbin Normal University.
Yang has won major prizes in China in the Golden Bell Vocal Competition, the Hei Long Jiang Vocal Competition, the Hei Long Jiang TV Vocal Competition and the Winter’s Dream Young Singer Vocal Competition. She also won the Second Prize in the Trinity Guildhall Music Competition in Singapore.
Appearing numerous times as a soloist in the Singapore Lyric Opera’s Education and Outreach Programmes, Yang is also active regionally, performing Gerhilde in Wagner’s Die Walküre and Mademoiselle Silberklang in Mozart’s Der Schauspieldirektor with the Bangkok Opera, and also being featured in the Puccini 150th Anniversary Concert in Malaysia. She has also sung the role of Alison in Holst’s The Wandering Scholar with OperaStudio Singapore.