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Yunyu at The Revolver 2012-06-22.jpg
Yunyu at The Revolver in Melbourne, 22 June 2012
Background information
Born Singapore
Occupation(s) Singer-songwriter, composer
Instruments Vocals, Keyboard, Synthesizer, Theremin, Guzheng
Years active 2002-present

Yunyu is an award winning Australian musician, film composer and singer-songwriter originally from Singapore, now living in New South Wales.

She won Australia’s Triple J Unearthed[1] in 2002 with the song "You are Expendable", followed up with "A Prayer" a year later from her self-titled EP. Her music is mostly played on keyboards, pianoforte and synthesizers. Occasionally, when looking for variety, she will play the guzheng.

Yunyu is an alumna[2] of the Australian Film Television and Radio School (AFTRS) with a Graduate Diploma of Screen Music, taught by Martin Armiger, Christopher Gordon and Kirke Godfrey.

Yunyu won the Crystal Pine award for Best Original Score | Short Film[3] category at the 2015 International Samobor Film Music Festival[4] for her work on a hybrid documentary, inspired by Ted Egan’s folk song, "The Drover’s Boy".


Yunyu is credited as music composer:[5]

  • Eternal Return (2014) directed by Vedrana Music
  • Over The Hills And Far Away (2014) directed by Luke Marsden
  • The Drover’s Boy (2014) directed by Margaret McHugh
  • Legacy (2014) directed by Josh Mawer



Dorothy (Single) Reimagining of Dorothy from "The Wizard of Oz" inspired by the lost cosmonauts urban myth.

Butterflies (Single) Based on Chinese folk tale, "The Butterfly Lovers". Also featured on a transmedia collaboration with Kylie Chan’s "Small Shen" published by HarperCollins.


Angel Arias (Single) Transmedia collaboration with Marianne de Pierres' "Burn Bright", commissioned by Random House Publishing.


Spiked Soul

Her song "You are Expendable" topped the Canadian college Charts for a month peaking at No.6.

"Lenore’s Song" is a reply letter to Edgar Allan Poe’s "The Raven".


Yunyu (EP)

Music videos[edit]

The music video for Lenore’s Song, produced in collaboration with director Tahnee McGuire and 'Lord of the Rings' cinematographer Callan Green and producer Matt Carter among others, was made of 16,000 digital pictures.[6] It has been entered in competitions, winning a Gold Award and being a finalist in others.

  • 2007 iPod Film Festival Finalist
  • 2006 ACS NSW & ACT Award for Cinematography Gold Award
  • 2006 ATOM Awards Finalist
  • 2006 SunScreen Film Clip Festival Finalist


  1. ^ "triple j's unearthed 2002 - Bands: WA". Retrieved 2007-04-25. 
  2. ^ "Yunyu - Australian Film Television and Radio School". Australian Film Television and Radio School. Retrieved 5 December 2014. 
  3. ^ Ozren K. Glaser. "2015 Film Music Awards Winners - ISFMF". International Samobor Film Music Festival. Retrieved 25 November 2015. 
  4. ^ International Samobor Film Music Festival
  5. ^ "Yunyu - IMDb". IMDb. 
  6. ^ Ayers, Leslie (February 2007). "Making an Indie Music Video the New Old-Fashioned Way". Mac Life. 

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