Biography

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.