My name is Yan and I'm an independent alternative pop/rock singer-songwriter.
I've been playing the piano since I was five, and writing songs since high school.

Following a successful performance as Lead in my high school’s production of Guys and Dolls, I was unexpectedly invited to join the Claude Watson Arts program, in the Drama department.
This rapid immersion into the world of performing arts, music, and theatre, inspired me to start writing my own music and poetry.

I studied science in university, graduating in biology and kinesiology. But theatre and music never left my life, as I never stopped writing songs.

While in university I joined a youth theatre collective called JDY Theatre.
Being a part of this group gave me the opportunity to indulge in stage performance, and songwriting.

I wrote eleven songs for the group's original musical ‘The Old House’. You can find the official 

published soundtrack here.
I also composed the musical theme for the original play ‘Train for Two’, which the group (including myself) performed on tour in Philadelphia and in Toronto.

In April of 2019 I started working on my debut studio album with producer and musician Dima Graziani.
My album "Are There Any Rules?" is composed of all-original songs, all written by me.

You can discover this album before everyone else by joining the Album Launch experience here.

In my free time I love to exercise (I'm also a personal trainer), read, listen to lots of music, and hang out with my cat Gina.

Please feel free to message me directly at I'm always happy to answer any questions or hear your feedback.

I hope that you find your voice in my music.

Yours truly,

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