Lim Ying Chee (Angela) has been with The Opera Bridesmaids since its conception in 2014. Her formal musical journey began with learning the piano at the age of 13 under tutelage of Ms Low Siow Yen. She holds Bachelor’s Degree in Music (UCSI University) majoring in Contemporary Piano.
During her foundation year at UCSI, Angela unintentionally took up vocal lesson with Ms Gynger Soh in December 2013 and had participated in few solo singing competitions. She won the third prize (Central Region) and Consolation Prize (National level) in the 41st Malaysia National Classical Singing Competition at Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia in December of 2015. She obtained two silvers for Solo and Duet category in 4th Annual Asia Arts Festival 2016 in Singapore. Besides, she was awarded bronze in 4th Chin Yong Music Festival 2018. With Ms Gynger’s guidance and encouragement, she sang in Richard Lewis’s Masterclass and participated in the Opera Workshop held in Brisbane, Australia in January 2016 and 2018. Though her musical journey has been fairly short, she had participated UCSI Chamber Choir as soprano 2 in many events such as choir competitions that were held in Pattaya, Thailand, and Bali, Indonesia in 2014 and 2015. She sang with choirs in Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra for Danny Elfman’s Music from the Films of Tim Burton and Mahler Symphony No.2 productions. Besides, she represented Malaysia to participate in Incheon Asia Youth Choir conducted by Dr. Hak Won Yoon in October 2016.
Recently, Angela joined ACKUM Choir as Alto and won the first runner up in Taiwan 107th President Cup International Mixed Choir Competition in October 2018. In November 2019, she was Choir Assistant for ACKUM Choir and was invited to sing as soloist, Alto and sang in small ensemble. Furthermore, in November 2018,she led Peace Choir to participate in International Choir Competition (E. Mixed Voices) and won Silver A. In addition, she was invited to sing as Alto in Journeys of Love concert at National Concert Hall in Taiwan in April 2019. In August 2019, she was invited to perform solo singing at Kodaly International Symposium in collaboration with pianist Professor Gilbert De Greeve from Belgium in Kuching, Malaysia.
Angela also holds certifications in Grade 8 Piano (ABRSM, Practical), Grade 8 Piano (ABRSM, Theory), Kodaly Primary Level 3 (Australian Certification) and Associate of Trinity College London in Singing Recital and Performance (ATCL).