Qualification

Master of Music
Conservatorium Van Amsterdam

Bachelor of Music (With Honours)
University of Melbourne

Diplôme d’Etudes Musicales (DEM)
Conservatoire de Bordeaux Jacques Thibaud, France

Biography

Michellina Chan, 陈嘉灵, is a Singaporean saxophonist, educator, soloist, chamber musician & interdisciplinary collaborator.

Michellina's musical endeavours span Asia, Europe and Australia. After graduating from the University of Melbourne, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music (MCM) with a Bachelor of Music (Performance) with First Class Honours, she won the highly coveted Welsford Smithers Memorial Travelling Scholarship which made her European adventures possible. She went on to pursue a Master of Music studying with Arno Bornkamp at the Conservatorium van Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of the Arts and the Diplôme d'Etudes Musicales (DEM) at the Conservatoire de Bordeaux Jacques Thibaud, Bordeaux, France under the tutelage of Marie-Bernadette Charrier.

A champion for chamber music and new music, Michellina is a founding member of Xin Saxophone Quartet and K口U. To date, she has been involved in generating numerous new commissions by collaborating with composers from all around the world. Michellina continues to spearhead this initiative bringing both composers and performers to the forefront.

Having ventured into ballet at a young age, Michellina rekindled this passion in 2015 with Duo plastiCITY (with dancer Valerie Lim) to create interdisciplinary performances that challenge not only gravity but the perception of audiences towards contemporary classical music.

As a soloist and educator, Michellina has performed and taught at several international festivals such as Melbourne Summer Saxophone Academy, Kuching Youth Band Fiesta, World Saxophone Congress 2015 & 2018, Asian Saxophone Congress 2016 & 2019, Singapore Saxophone Symposium, Wind Band Association Singapore Youth Band Festival and Performers(‘) Present International Artistic Research Symposium (Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music). Michellina currently holds the position of Adjunct Lecturer of Saxophone at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.