Y2 has been the winning formula for Yelian He and Yasmin Rowe since 2008. The name represents not only dedication towards performing the greatest repertoire, (both old and new) but also embodies a discipline to explore the depth of communication between two artists on stage.
Y2 has also achieved outstanding success on the world's competition stages, notably 1st Prize in the 2009 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition in London and the Grand Prize and Audience Prize in the 2014 Australian Cello Awards Competition (now amalgamated as the Young Performers Awards) in Sydney.
They recently toured China with performances and live broadcasts in Shanghai Concert Hall, Shanghai Grand Theatre and Wuxi Grand Theatre. Other venues include the Wigmore and Bridgewater Halls as well as venues across Europe, Asia and Australia in major cultural events such as the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Brighton Festival, Adelaide International Cello Festival and Woodend Winter Arts Festival. In November 2016, they performed in Melbourne with renowned violinist Wilma Smith (ex-concertmaster of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra) which has led to the formation of their trio Rock, Paper, Scissors in 2017.
After her critically acclaimed début CD of piano music from Bach to Kapustin, Yasmin Rowe joins Australian cellist Yelian He (collectively known as Y2) in a programme of music by Mendelssohn, Liszt, Henryson, Kapustin and Piazzolla.
Y2 has also achieved outstanding success on the world’s competition stages, notably 1st Prize in the 2009 Royal Over-Seas League String Competition in London and the Grand Prize and Audience Prize in the 2014 Australian Cello Awards Competition (now amalgamated as the Young Performer’s Awards) in Sydney.
This release includes the world première recording of Svante Henrysson's On A Day Like This for solo cello.
"Yelian He plays On A Day Like This and Black Run with all the passion, energy and technical mastery that I as a composer could wish for. It is a joy to hear his versions." - Svante Henryson More >>