Cellist Yoanna Prodanova was born in 1992 in Varna, Bulgaria. Recipient of the 2017 Sylva Gelber Award as well as the 2016 Making Music Young Artist Award she has performed in the UK, Europe and Canada. She has been a soloist with the Amati Orchestra, the Banbury Symphony, the Westmount Youth Orchestra and the Sinfonia de Lanaudière and has appeared at the Wigmore Hall, Barbican Hall and Casa de Musica Porto among others. Her performances have been broadcasted on BBC Radio 3 as well as CBC Montreal.
Yoanna holds a Bachelor degree from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama where she studied with Louise Hopkins and is currently pursuing her Master’s under the guidance of Rebecca Gilliver and Richard Lester. .
Yoanna plays on a Vincenzo De Bonis cello kindly offered to her by Canimex, Québec. She is grateful to the Leverhulme Trust, Guildhall School Trust and Help Musicians UK for their generous support.