廉艳是一位活跃在美国以及欧洲地区的歌剧演员。2014年5月在Longy音乐学院排演库特维尔的歌剧《流入山谷》中，担任女主角珍妮获专家和观众一致好评；2015年与曾执棒于纽约大都会歌剧院的世界著名指挥家大卫杰克逊指挥的MAI交响乐团合作，在Music Academy International的意大利演出中，主演了莫扎特歌剧《魔笛》中最具难度和挑战的花腔女高音角色-夜后；另外还担任了意大利特伦蒂诺音乐节开幕歌剧《狄朵与埃涅阿斯》的贝琳达一角。她独特的嗓音和极富感染的舞台表现力总能让观众眼前一亮。在她参演的众多歌剧中有《拉美莫尔德露琪亚》中的露琪亚；《唐帕斯夸勒》中的诺丽娜；《拉克美》中的拉克美；《茶花女》的维奥莱塔；《军中女郎》中的玛利亚等等。
Yan Lian, coloratura soprano, co-founder of Chinese Musician Association, She graduated from South China Normal University School of Music, Vocal Performance Department. Since arriving to the US, she has studied under Professor Donna Roll. She has earned Master Degree and Graduate Performance Diploma in Opera Performance at the Longy School of Music with scholarships for both programs.
She is an emerging opera singer in the US and Europe. She performed the leading role Jennie in Down In the Valley as the graduation production with Longy School of Music Orchestra in May, 2014. In her most recent performance in Italy, she performed the leading role “Queen of the Night” in The Magic Flute, a masterpiece by Mozart, conducted by the world-famous Maestro David Jackson from the Metropolitan Opera House. In addition, she performed as Belinda in Dido and Aeneas for the opening night at Trentino Music Festival in Italy. Yan never ceases to amaze her audiences with her unique voice and powerful stage presence. Some of her leading roles include: Viloletta in La Traviata, Lakmé in Lakmé, Lucia in Lucia di Lammermoor, Queen of the night in Die Zauberflöte, Norina in Don Pasquale, etc. Ms. Lian has been a frequent performer since the Chinese Musician Association was established in 2012. She will be performing as soloist in the concert - The Sounds of China: Music from the Dream of the Red Chamber. Her performances include Song of the Caltrop Blossoms and Love in Vain.
She studied vocal performance as an undergraduate under Professor Ding Yi. After graduation, she was mentored by Deng Yun, the first Chinese Opera Singer to be contracted by the New York Metropolitan Opera House. She was also mentored by the world famous opera singer Xiuwei Sun, currently the leading opera singer in China. Last but not least, she had the fortunate pleasure to sing in Yuqiang Dai’s master class in May, 2007. Her achievements are largely contributed to being a student of this craft, learning from some of the most successful opera profiles in the world. In addition, her humble and genuine attitude has gained the trust of many to perform and MC at high profile events.