Episode 6: violinist Louise Turnbull and pianist Angela Yin

L-R: violinist Louise Turnbull and pianist Angela Yin. Photo credit: Daniel Spellman

We’re already halfway through Season 2! For our sixth episode we’re delighted to welcome violinist Louise Turnbull (second place-winner of Season 1) and pianist Angela Yin. They will perform programmes featuring the music of Sibelius, Keith Humble, and J.S.Bach before receiving on-air feedback from mentors Dean Sky-Lucas and Markiyan Melnychenko. Continue reading to learn more about Louise and Angela.

Violinist Louise Turnbull

Violinist Louise Turnbull
Photo credit: Daniel Spellman

Louise Turnbull began violin lessons at age 3 and currently studies with Ivana Tomaskova. Louise achieved LmusA with distinction on violin in 2020. She has participated in AYO, ACO Academy, Melbourne Youth Orchestra as concertmaster and principal viola, and has been a guest musician in the ANAM orchestra. Louise was awarded the R&M Dipnall Memorial Trophy for best instrumentalist 2022 at the Ringwood Eisteddfod Gala Grand Final, second prize in 3MBS The Talent series 1. She has also placed first at the Melbourne International Piano and Strings Festival, the Eva Malewicz Polish music competition, Monash, Ringwood and Boorandarra Eisteddfods and been a finalist in the MRC Bach competition and Preston Youth Concerto Competition. Louise is a current participant in the Melbourne Conservatorium Young Artist Academy. She was also awarded the 2021 Monash Emerging Artist prize. 

Louise will perform:

  • J.Sibelius: Violin Concerto Mvt. 1

With associate artist Konrad Olszewski.

Pianist Angela Yin

Pianist Angela Yin
Photo credit: Daniel Spellman

Angela Yin is a 14-year-old pianist, oboist and cellist from Melbourne, Australia.

Angela has won numerous prizes in both international and national on her piano and oboe. These include the First Prize in the Brisbane International Youth Music Competition, the First Place in the New Zealand International Young Talent Music Competition 2020, won the Golden Classical Music Awards International Competition and numerous first prizes in local eisteddfods such as first prizes in Sydney Eisteddfod, Monash Youth Music Festival. In 2019, she was awarded the Elizabeth Stainkamph Memorial Prize from AMEB. In 2021, Angela was awarded her Licentiate Diploma of music with Distinction. She has also received The Musical Society of Victoria’s Frank Biesterfield award (2019 and 2020) on both piano and oboe. 

Recently, Angela won the Open Bach Section at the Australian National Eisteddfod held in Canberra and she was the finalist in Hephzibah Menuhin Memorial Awards. She was also selected as a finalist in the 10th Mozart International Piano Competition in Thailand.

Apart from music, Angela also enjoys reading, travelling, and swimming.

Angela will perform:

  • K.Humble: Eight Bagatelles
  • J.S.Bach: Toccata in G Major BWV 916

Tune in to The Talent every Tuesday night at 7pm to 103.5FM 3MBS Fine Music Melbourne. You can also stream the live broadcast at 3mbs.org.au or catch up later on our podcast! Just search for “The Talent 3MBS in your favourite podcast app and subscribe.


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