Annie Yim founded the Minerva Piano Trio in 2013. The Trio have established themselves as one of the UK’s most exciting trios whose playing has been described as “wonderfully rich, thunderous, and lyrical” (Classic FM). Acclaimed for their performances of the richly varied traditional repertoire, the Trio are equally passionate about reviving important but rarely performed works, championing leading young composers by commissioning new works and arrangements, and collaborating with other art forms such as dance. They were chosen as Making Music UK Selected Artists 2018 and St John’s Smith Square Young Artists in residence 2016/17. The Trio was formed in 2013, and made their debut soon after at the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room in 2014 as Park Lane Group Young Artists. The Trio have broadcast live frequently on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM and have worked closely with contemporary composers including Roxanna Panufnik, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Gavin Higgins, and David Knotts. They are grateful for the support of ChamberStudio and the Richard Carne Trust, and have worked with eminent musicians as Gordon Back, members of the former Florestan Trio, and Gabor Takacs-Nagy. The Trio will be recording their debut album with SOMM Recordings in 2022. 

Repertoire

Piano Trio

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
A. Panufnik
Piano Trio Op. 1 (1934, recon 1945, rev. 1985)
Roxanna Panufnik
Around Three Corners (1995)
M. Ravel
Piano Trio
F. Schubert
Sonatensatz D. 28
Piano Trio in E-flat major, D. 929
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