Bio

“Pianist Annie Yim made the most beautiful sounds, radiantly coloured, thoughtfully articulated”
– The Times
Annie Yim performs throughout the UK, Europe and Canada in major international venues. Her playing has been acclaimed as ‘radiantly coloured’ (The Times) and ‘outstanding’ (Stratford Herald), with a wide-ranging repertoire that encompasses canonic works and new music. She has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, Canadian CBC Radio 2 and Portuguese Radio Antena 2. Her ensemble Minerva Piano Trio have been selected as St John’s Smith Square Young Artists in Residence 2016/17.

Born in Hong Kong and grew up in Vancouver, Annie made her London concerto debut playing Beethoven’s ‘Emperor’ concerto at LSO St. Luke’s. Passionate about collaborations and commissioning new works across art forms, Annie founded MusicArt London, an initiative that creates tailored performances at art spaces across London and internationally. In October 2017 she was invited to give a keynote concert and dialogue with artist Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy of Arts, at an international, multi-disciplinary conference at the University of Surrey. Her further contribution to this subject will be published by Palgrave Macmillan in an edited volume in Spring 2019.

Annie is founding member of the London-based Minerva Piano Trio, who made their London debut at the Southbank Centre in 2014 as Park Lane Group artists. They have worked closely with contemporary composers including Mark-Anthony Turnage, Roxanna Panufnik, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad. Annie completed her Bachelor of Music with First Class Honours at the University of British Columbia while studying with Robert Silverman.

Annie holds a Doctor of Musical Arts degree and completed her performance-based research on Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms at the Guildhall School of Music with Joan Havill and City University London with Dr. Christopher Wiley.

Solo Repertoire & Concerto

J. S. Bach
Partita no. 2 in C minor
Partita no. 6 in E minor
Well-Tempered Clavier (from Book I and II)
Keyboard Concerto in A major BWV 1055
J. Haydn
Variations in F minor
W. A. Mozart
Sonata in A minor K. 310
Sonata in F major K. 322
Piano Concerto in A major K. 488
L. van Beethoven
Sonata in G major Op. 14 No. 2
Sonata in B-flat major Op. 22
Sonata in A-flat major Op. 26
Sonata in D minor Op. 31 No. 2 “Tempest”
Sonata in F minor Op. 57 “Appasionata”
Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58
Piano Concerto No. 5 in E-flat major ‘Emperor’ Op. 73
Sonata in A major Op. 101
Sonata in E major op. 109
Sonata in A-flat major op. 110
F. Schubert
Four Impromptus D. 899
Four Impromptus D. 935
F. Chopin
Ballades
Scherzi
Nocturnes (selection)
Etudes from Op. 10 and Op. 25 (selection)
Sonata No. 3 in B minor Op. 58
Barcarolle op. 60
Polonaise-Fantasie Op. 61
R. Schumann
Davidsbündlertänze Op. 6
Carnaval Op. 9
Kreisleriana Op. 16
Fantasie Op. 17
Humoreske Op. 20
Sonata in G minor Op. 22
Piano Concerto in A minor
F. Liszt
Hungarian Rhapsody No. 12
Paganini Etude ‘La Campanella’
Rigoletto Paraphrase
R. Schumann-F. Liszt 
Widmung
Frühlingsnacht
C. Franck
Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
J. Brahms
Rhapsodies Op. 79
Three Intermezzi Op. 117
Klavierstücke Op. 118 No. 2
A. Scriabin
Etude in c-sharp minor Op. 42 No. 5
Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major Op. 30
S. Rachmaninov
Moments Musicaux Op. 16 No. 1-4
Liebesleid
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
C. Debussy
Estampes
M. Ravel
Jeux d’eau
Sonatine
Miroirs
Ondine (Gaspard de la Nuit)
Valse Nobles et Sentimentales
Le Tombeau de Couperin
A. Berg
Piano Sonata Op. 1
M. de Falla
Fantasia Baetica
B. Bartok
Suite Op. 14
G. Ligeti
Etude Book I No. 5 ‘Arc-en-ciel’
J. Hétu
Ballade Op. 30 (1978)
Charlotte Bray
Chapter One (2012)
Chapter Two (2015)
Richard Birchall
Abstracts (2015)

Chamber Music

Piano Trios

L. van Beethoven
Piano Trio in E-flat major Op. 1 No. 1
Piano Trio in C minor Op. 1 No. 3
Piano Trio in D major Op. 70 No. 1 ‘Ghost’
L. Bernstein
Piano Trio Op. 2
R. Birchall
Contours (2013/14)
J. Brahms
Piano Trio in B major Op. 8 (1854 version)
Piano Trio in B major Op. 8 (1889 version)
Piano Trio in C major Op. 87
F. Mendelssohn
Piano Trio in D minor Op. 49
M. Ravel
Piano Trio
F. Schubert
Sonatensatz D. 28
Piano Trio in E-flat major Op. 100
Clara Schumann
Piano Trio in G minor Op. 17
R. Schumann
Piano Trio in D minor Op. 63
D. Shostakovich
Piano Trio No. 1 in C minor Op. 8
J. Suk
Elegy Op. 23
Mark-Anthony Turnage
Three Trios:

A Slow Pavane (2005)
A Fast Stomp (2005)
A Short Procession (2004)

Violin & Piano

L. van Beethoven
Sonata No. 8 in G major Op. 30 No. 3
Sonata No. 9 in A major Op. 47 ‘Kreutzer’
Romances
J. Brahms
Sonata in G major Op. 78
Sonata in A major Op. 100
Sonata in D minor Op. 108
Scherzo (F.A.E. Sonata)
I. Cruz
Sonata
C. Debussy
Sonata in G minor
A. Dvorak
Sonatina in G major
E. Elgar
Violin Sonata in E minor Op. 82
M. de Falla
Danse Espanole
Seven popular Spanish songs
C. Franck
Sonata in A major
Gershwin/Heifetz
Three Preludes
J. MacMillan
Kiss on Wood (1993)
W. A. Mozart
Sonata in A major
M. Ravel
Sonata in G major
Tzigane
F. Schubert
Sonatina in D major D. 384
Sonatina in A minor D. 385
Grand Duo in A major D. 574
R. Schumann
Sonata in A minor Op. 105
I. Stravinsky
Duo Concertante

Cello & Piano

L. van Beethoven
Cello Sonata No. 3 in A major Op. 69
F. Chopin
Cello Sonata in G minor Op. 65
R. Schumann
Fantasiestücke Op. 73