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Annie will give a Keynote Concert and Dialogue for her MusicArt London project alongside renowned artist Christopher Le Brun, President of The Royal Academy of Arts, at an international, multi-disciplinary three-day conference at the University of Surrey, UK. In conversation with Christopher Wiley, chair of the Conference, Annie will explore in-depth her ongoing collaboration with Le Brun. She will give performances of a specially commissioned work by Richard Birchall (2015) as well as music by Scriabin, Rachmaninov, Schoenberg, Berg, and Debussy.

Please visit conference website for more information.

An interview with Annie Yim and choreographer Patricia Okenwa about MusicArt London’s 2017 project Scenes from Daphnis and Chloe as part of the Minerva Piano Trio’s residency at St John’s Smith Square. Read the interview by St John’s Smith Square here.

Celebrating Mozart: Annie performed on Classic FM facebook live broadcast concert, including Mozart’s Piano Sonata in A minor, K. 310. Watch on the Video page here.

Listen to Annie and the Minerva Piano Trio perform and talk about the young Brahms’s Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8a (original version) on BBC Radio 3 In Tune here (available until 20 November 2016).

Annie will lead a Brahms Workshop for advanced piano trio ensembles alongside the Minerva Piano Trio. Date in 2017 will be announced shortly.

Annie Yim’s doctoral thesis ‘A Comparative and Contextual Study of Schumann’s Piano Trio in D minor, Op. 63 and Brahms’s Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8 (1854 version): From Musical Aesthetics to Modern Performances’ now available via British Library e-theses online service here, or City University London open access here . Please direct any queries through the contact form.

Annie would like to thank the generous support of the Worshipful Company of Cordwainers and is proud to have been a Cordwainers Musical Scholar.

Annie has been featured in an article by City University London, ‘City alumna selected for prestigious music role’. You can read the article here.

Minerva Piano Trio are pleased to launch new website minervapianotrio.com. Please visit for latest news, concerts and events for the 2016/17 season.

The Minerva Piano Trio are delighted to be selected as Young Artists in residence 2016/17 by St. John’s Smith Square. The Trio are delighted to take up this exciting residency at the much-loved concert hall in Westminster, Central London from September 2016. Details of upcoming projects will be announced shortly. For more information about St. John’s Smith Square and the Young Artists series please visit: sjss.org.uk.

City Summer Sounds Festival – Celebrating Performance & Research: Doctor of Musical Arts at City University London

With pianists Sasha Karpeyev, Jennifer Lee, and Ben Schoeman.

Annie Yim’s performance and research on Robert Schumann:
Fantasie, Op. 17 (first movement)
Andante and Variations, Op. 46 (with Ben Schoeman)

Programme includes piano solo and duo works by Robert Schumann, Debussy, Ravel, Medtner, Stefans Grové (1922-2014), Unsuk Chin (b. 1961). Click here for tickets and concert details.

The first of MusicArt London’s conceptual concerts was held at Colnaghi Gallery during Christopher Le Brun’s ‘Colour’ exhibition. Commissioned by MusicArt London, composer Richard Birchall wrote a solo piano piece, ‘Abstracts’, which was inspired by the works in the show. The recital performed by Annie Yim featured the world premiere of Abstracts and piano works by Grieg, Berg, Ravel and Debussy.

MusicArt London
In association with by Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi
Piano sponsored by J. Reid Pianos
Concert dress provided by ERDEM
Film by Patrick Allen at Opera Omnia Productions

Visit SoundCloud to hear live recordings of world premieres of solo piano works by Richard Birchall and Charlotte Bray, performed by Annie Yim for MusicArt London in 2015. (Click on this post)

Gramophone Magazine features the launch of MusicArt London | Conceptual Concerts, founded by Annie Yim, with Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi Gallery, artist Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy of Arts, and composer Richard Birchall.  To view the online gallery and read the full article click here.

Inspired by artist Christopher Le Brun, President of the Royal Academy of Arts, and his recent interview on BBC Radio’s Private Passions, pianist Annie Yim explores the musicality of the artist’s works at his upcoming exhibition within the Gallery of Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi.  The piano recital on 22nd October 2015 will feature a world premiere by British composer Richard Birchall, who dedicates a new piano work to this exhibition.

In association with Katrin Bellinger at Colnaghi, and with thanks to J.Reid Pianos for sponsorship of the piano.

For tickets and more information about MusicArt London, please click here.

About MusicArt London:  Founded in 2015 by pianist Annie Yim, MusicArt London presents a series of conceptual concerts to explore mutual inspirations between music and a range of artistic media.

‘The Minerva Piano Trio treated us to neglected works by Johannes Brahms – the first version of Opus 8 (1854) – and the G minor Trio (1846) by his close friend Clara Schumann’, ‘blended nicely throughout…each musician playing with high technical facility’, ‘splendid renditions were enjoyed by an attentive audience’ – Classical Source

Annie will be giving a lecture recital, ‘Regaining a Lost Performing Tradition: The Schumann Circle and the Young Brahms’s Piano Trio in B major, Op. 8a (original version, 1854)’, at the University of Leeds as part of the international Brahms Symposium: Performing Brahms in the Twenty-first Century (30 June – 1 July, 2015).

“Pianist Annie Yim made the most beautiful sounds, radiantly coloured, thoughtfully articulated…”- Anna Picard, The Times, January 2014

“…showed immaculate technique in what was clearly often difficult territory. But more than that, there was a high degree of maturity, concentration, commitment and energy…How lucky modern-day composers are to have such expert and sympathetic advocates.” – Classical Source, January 2014

(With Minerva Piano Trio for Park Lane Group New Year Series 2014 at Purcell Room, Southbank Centre)

“The outstanding Annie Yim…this was a beautiful performance” – Stratford-upon-Avon Herald, November 2013.

“Annie is a remarkable scholar and performer whose performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the City University Symphony Orchestra in LSO St Luke’s in 2013 won much admiration” – Music at City , November 2013.

“music provided by young Chinese-Canadian pianist Annie Yim underscored the collection’s feminine modern elegance” – Irish Times, September 2013 (Erdem show at London Fashion Week)

I am honoured and thrilled to be awarded the 2014 Cordwainers’ Musical Scholar prize offered by The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers. This award is given ‘in recognition of outstanding achievement and contribution from a student in the Department of Music at City University London’.  An article about the award is here.

Minerva Piano Trio are delighted to be selected as Park Lane Group Young Artists.  They will make their Purcell Room debut on Tuesday 7th January 2014 as part of the New Year Series at Southbank Centre.

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A truly wonderful evening with conductor Anthony Weeden, City University Symphony Orchestra and a very full house of audience at LSO St. Luke’s.  Originally an 18th-century Hawksmoor’s church, this beautiful venue celebrates its 10th anniversary this year since its transformation into a concert hall and music education centre for the London Symphony Orchestra.  The acoustics was superb – crystal clear even in the softest timpani part just before the piano’s firework-flight at the very end.  It was a unique experience in an intimate setting, where time seems to have stood still as the historical and contemporary blend harmoniously, both architecturally and musically.

24th May 2013 – E-flat major magnificence doesn’t come grander than this, except perhaps Beethoven’s Third Symphony ‘Eroica’.  Greatly looking forward to my first time performing this great last piano concerto by Beethoven.
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March 2013 – Minerva Piano Trio played Brahms’s first version of his B major Trio Op. 8 for Susan Tomes at the ChamberStudio in King’s Place.  Her insightful reflection on this rarely performed work is a delight to read – ‘Brahms’s Early Thoughts’.

Minerva Piano Trio are privileged to be Finalists in the 2013 Royal Over-Seas League Annual Music Competition.
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