Born in Hong Kong, Dr. Adilia Yip is a marimbist/percussionist and artistic researcher based in Belgium. Her lyrical, unique marimba sound has led to diberse chamber music projects and collaborations with contemporary composers. Her interests in music cultures have brought her to a number of intercultural music projects.
Active as solo and chamber musician, she has been invited by cultural organizations, music institutions and diplomatic units to perform in different countries. Her projects were showcased at international art festivals, such as 33rd Festival de Musica de Canarias, Belgian Music Days Leuven, aNOther Festival Vienna, Sfinks Mixed Festival Antwerp, TEDx, Bermeo Classical Music Festival Spain, 5th International Clarinet Festival Gent, Percussion Days (Antwerp DKO), Boze Wolf Festival, among others. Apart from regular concert tours in Belgium and Hong Kong, she has been invited in festivals and events in Spain, Austria, Portugal, Germany, Hungary, Switzerland, Czech Republic, etc. Since 2011, she has formed chamber music group "Duo Antwerp" with bass clarinetist Daniel Bellovi, working with important Spanish and international composers to create new music for the exclusive combination. She is also the found of "The Bracket Percussion" of multi-disciplinary percussion projects.
Adilia has obtained her doctoral in arts degree (PhD) at Royal Conservatoire Antwerp and University of Antwerp with project “Inventing New Marimba Performance from the West African Balafon Practice”. She is also docARTES fellow of the Orpheus Institute, Gent. She was research assistant of CORPoREAL research group in 2015-2016, while she remains a member in the present. She has given lecture-performances and marimba masterclasses at University of California, San Diego (USA), Fontys Tilburg (Holland), EPARM (Superior Conservatoire Lyon and University of Graz), the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Conservatory of Castellón, University of Leeds and University of York (UK) etc. Her articles are published on “Music + Practice” journal and artistic research related platforms.