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singapore based. world-faced.
singer songwriter.


BIO

   NyaLi is the effervescent stage persona synonymous with Singapore born songbird Enya Lim. She credits animated Disney movies for her childhood induction to music. Having began classical piano lessons at four years old, Enya shifted painlessly over to singing: first in choirs, and eventually in various other configurations, from pop cover duos to bands to a cappella groups. She stumbled upon the jazz genre during her National University of Singapore (NUS) days, where she graduated with a B. Soc. Sc majoring in Political Science. Enya had the time of her life adjusting to a forty degree temperature difference on initially moving from perennial summer zone to  extremely wintery Boston - where she attended and attained her BMus. from Berklee College of Music (2016), graduating magna cum laude with a major in Contemporary Vocal Performance and minor in Music Technology (Valencia, 2015).

    


  1. Singer-songwriter
    Singer-songwriter
    A late bloomer in songwriting, it was at Berklee that NyaLi began transforming her melodies into stories she began sharing with an audience. Her writing is personable and whimsical, chronicling her observations of places, humanity, and love: a condition that we all experience in common, albeit personally. Her current sound is loosely describable as soulful indie pop - reminiscent of earlier Norah Jones, clearly influenced by the likes of Ingrid Michaelson and Erykah Badu. Summer 2017 saw the release of YOUR OWN, NyaLi's debut EP comprising 3 tunes dripping in vulnerability, but also resolve. The EP was celebrated by release shows in Boston MA, as well as in NyaLi's native Singapore. The second half of 2018 has been eventful for NyaLi, thanks to the support of the global Sofar Sounds community - since returning to Asia in September she has been featured at showcases in Jakarta, Yangon, and Kathmandu. As the year closes out, be sure to stop in and say hi if you are anywhere near NyaLi's next performance... and do stay tuned for exciting things to come in 2019 :)

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  2. Studio work/performing
    Studio work/performing
    Enya is a seasoned performing and studio vocalist, and comfortable singing lead and background parts. Some highlights: -Core chorus singer, Richard Tucker Gala, Carnegie Hall, Dec 2017 -Core chorus singer, Andrea Bocelli at Madison Square Garden, Dec 2017 -Lead and background vocals, The Music of Wang Lee Hom Berklee Signature Series concert featuring named Taiwanese pop icon, Boston Symphony Orchestra Hall (BSO), Nov 2016 -Core chorus singer, Imagination Off the Charts, 200 piece orchestra concert featuring 2017 double Grammy award winner and YouTube music sensation Jacob Collier, MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Dec 2016 -Lead vocals, Between 12 Waters album release shows, Turkish singer songwriter Alper Tuzcu's debut release, Summer, Fall 2016, and Fall 2017 at Goethe Institute, Cambridge Arts Center, and Boston University respectively -Newport Folk Festival Gospel ensemble, Summer 2016 and 2017 -Lead Vocalist, The Jacob Ijlst band Project, the Middle East Downstairs in Cambridge MA, Fall 2017 -Core vocalist for Songs Children Sing online library catalogue - http://songschildrensing.com/ - audio catalogue of the late Aline Shader’s compositions for children.

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​​Teaching

Enya soared through her 8 semester vocal performance program in 6 semesters, and is a strong advocate of conscious technique working hand in hand with innate ability. She is also adamant that singers are not second rate musicians, and strongly encourages that her voice students have a working knowledge of music theory and harmony, if not a basic grasp of the keyboard.

Her approach is twofold, attending both the physiology and mentality to optimize one's singing voice. Her experience with styles ranges from contemporary pop to jazz and musical theatre, and her commitment to breath support is absolute.

Enya is available for beginner to intermediate music theory, voice, or piano lessons. She also coaches in stage performance and audition prep - she is based in Singapore, but more than happy to offer lessons via Skype video. Do drop a note using the contact form tab for rates and other enquiries :)