Neda Yamach

Violin I

Photo by: Daniel Schieman

Neda Yamach grew up in St. Albert, Alberta, and began studying violin at the age five. She studied at the Meadowmount School of Music in Westport, NY, and at McGill University, where she was a recipient of the Lloyd Carr-Harris Scholarship.

After receiving her Bachelor of Music Degree with Outstanding Achievement in Violin Performance, she returned to Alberta to study at the Banff Centre for the Arts and then moved to New York to continue her studies at the Manhattan School of Music. She is a recipient of the Winspear Fund Scholarship for Advanced Classical Music and the Siludette O’Connor Memorial Foundation Award.

In 2010, Neda joined the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and in 2011, the Violin I Section of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, where she still sits today. She has appeared as a soloist numerous times with the Alberta Baroque Ensemble and the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

As a soloist and chamber musician, Neda has performed on various concert stages around the world, including in Israel, Greece, Poland, Turkey, and the Czech Republic. She co-founded Canadian string ensembles Trio de Moda and YEG4 (string quartet), and performed with Kent Sangster’s Obsessions Octet when they made their Carnegie Hall debut in 2012.

Neda is on faculty at MacEwan University’s Conservatory of Music and an ESO Ambassador for YONA-Sistema.