“Pianist Annie Yim made the most beautiful sounds, radiantly coloured, thoughtfully articulated”
– The Times
Annie Yim is a Hong Kong-born Canadian concert pianist, creative collaborator, and founder of MusicArt based in London. Her performance has been described by The Times as "the most beautiful sounds, radiantly coloured, thoughtfully articulated”. Known for her wide-ranging solo and chamber music repertoire that encompasses canonic works and new music, Annie has broadcast live on BBC Radio 3, Classic FM, and national radios in Canada and Portugal, and made her UK concerto debut at LSO St Luke’s, London.

Passionate about collaborations and commissioning new works across art forms, Annie founded MusicArt in 2015 in London, an initiative to create original artist-led performance projects. From London to Berlin and Salzburg, her performances with artists and art spaces were featured in New York T Magazine, Artnet, and Gramophone.

Annie has worked closely with contemporary artists including painter Sir Christopher Le Brun PRA, composers Cheryl Frances-Hoad and Raymond Yiu, and poets Zaffar Kunial and Kayo Chingonyi; and with leading art galleries and national organisations including The Poetry Society (UK) and the Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (US). Her most recent collaboration has brought together the piano etudes of Philip Glass and the drawings of artist Richard Serra. Her book chapter 'MusicArt: Creating Dialogue Across the Arts' was published by Palgrave Macmillan in the edited volume ‘Researching and Writing on Contemporary Art and Artists’ in 2020.

Annie is founding member of the Minerva Piano Trio, who made their London debut at the Southbank Centre in 2014 as Park Lane Group artists. She was St John’s Smith Square Young Artist in Residence in 2016/17 and has received an award from Help Musicians UK. Her first album will be recorded alongside her trio on SOMM Recordings in 2022, which includes her arrangement of a work by Pulitzer Prize-winning American composer Caroline Shaw. Raised in Vancouver, Annie studied piano at the University of British Columbia with Robert Silverman. She 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, studying piano with Joan Havill and musicology with Christopher Wiley at City, University of London. She enjoys teaching and mentoring fellow young musicians, and has given lectures, educational workshops and masterclasses at universities. She has taught undergraduate and postgraduate piano students at the Guildhall School of Music.

She is grateful to be a recipient of Arts Council England's Developing Your Creative Practice award in 2021 for her current work in making connections between music and nature. 
“Thought-provoking. Nuanced, precise playing"
– ArtMuseLondon

Solo Repertoire & Concerto

J. S. Bach
Chaconne in D minor, after Partita for solo violin (arrangement for piano left hand by J. Brahms)
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 C-sharp minor Op. 27 No. 2
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
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
C. Franck
Prelude, Chorale and Fugue
J. Brahms
Rhapsodies Op. 79
Three Intermezzi Op. 117
Klavierstücke Op. 118 No. 2
A. Scriabin
Poeme Deux Poemes Op. 32
Prelude in B major Op. 11 No. 11
Etude in c-sharp minor Op. 42 No. 5
Sonata No. 4 in F-sharp major Op. 30
S. Rachmaninov
Moments Musicaux Op. 16
Piano Concerto No. 2 in C minor
C. Debussy
Selections from Preludes Book 1
M. Ravel
Jeux d’eau
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)
Cheryl Frances-Hoad
Star Falling
Arvo Part
Fur Alina
Philip Glass
Wichita Vortex Sutra

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’
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
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
Three Preludes
J. MacMillan
Kiss on Wood (1993)
W. A. Mozart
Sonata in A major
M. Ravel
Sonata in G major
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