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. Annie is founder of MusicArt London, a performing arts initiative established in the UK that engages with composers, artists, and art spaces. These collaborations have taken place at prominent art galleries in London since its launch in 2015.

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.