|Neecia Majolly is a concert pianist, conductor, singer, teacher and composer, who has emerged as one of the most dynamic musical forces in India.
Neecia Majolly’s development as a musician includes piano studies with her parents in Brunei Darussalam, and with Vivien Ngo (Singapore) and Dr. John Roberts (Perth, Australia), and vocal studies with Shelagh Molyneax (Singapore). In 1992, Neecia was awarded the Stephanie Coleman Prize for Best Graduating Pianist from the Western Australian Conservatorium of Music, Perth, the Rex Hobcroft Award in 1991 for Best Pianist at the Inaugural Chamber Music Competition (Western Australian Conservatorium of Music, Perth), and in 2001, the Edgar Fewkes Memorial Award for outstanding musician (voice) in the southern Indian region.
Giving her first public performance at the age of 6, and having being involved in various radio and television programmes in Brunei Darussalam, Neecia has several successful solo performances to her credit in Malaysia, Singapore, Western Australia, Brunei and India, and is also accompanist to Russian-American violinist Galina Heifetz in India.
Neecia is also in demand as a music educator having taught at the Delhi School of Music, the Bangalore School of Music (as well as being Head of the Assessment Panel there), Technics Music School (Sabah, Malaysia), and is presently teaching piano and vocal studies privately in Bangalore (including vocal training and interpretative workshops), where she has been living for the past 10 ˝ years.
As co-founder of the Bangalore Society for Performing Arts, a non – profit organisation set up in 2000 for the promotion of music, theatre and dance in India (www.bspa.741.com), Neecia has been vigorous in encouraging young artistes in their pursuit of the performing arts. Under her baton, two choirs, Madrigals, Etc (specializing in music from the Renaissance period) and the Camerata, have earned a firm reputation in India for being unique in their choice of repertoire and quality of presentation. The year 2001 saw the historic performance of Handel’s “Messiah” for choir, soloists and full – fledged orchestra, the likes of which had never been experienced in India before.
Neecia is also Artistic Advisor to the National Philharmonic of India (based in Japan), and has also worked as radio presenter of Western Classical Music in New Delhi, India, as well as critiquing for two major newspapers in India.
In addition, she holds an ALS (Associate of La Salle - SIA College of the Arts, Singapore) in both performance and principles of teaching, LTCL (Licentiate of the Trinity College, London) in piano, voice and principles of teaching, LRSM (Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music, London) in piano, and the prestigious FTCL (Fellowship of the Trinity College, London) in piano.