Cellist Yoanna Prodanova was born in 1992 in Varna, Bulgaria. Recipient of the 2016 Philip and Dorothy Green Award for Young Artists, she performs throughout the UK, Europe and Canada. She has performed as a soloist with the Westmount Youth Orchestra and the Sinfonia de Lanaudiere, and has recently appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall, LSO St-Luke’s, St- James’s Piccadilly, Casa de Musica Porto and Tonhalle Zurich.
Yoanna is currently studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins. She also holds a Diplome d’etudes superieures from the Conservatoire de musique et d’art dramatique de Montreal where she has studied with Denis Brott. She has attended the Music Academy of the West, the Banff Centre, Centre d’arts Orford and the Kronberg Academy Festival where she has worked with Janos Starker,Tsuyoshi Tsutsumi, Jean-Guihen Queyras, Paul Katz, Colin Carr, Raphael Wallfisch and Laurence Lesser.
Yoanna plays on a Frank Ravatin cello kindly offered from the Canimex Foundation, Quebec. She is grateful to the Guildhall School Trust, Help Musicians UK and the John Yearly Trust for their generous support.