Patrick Yim | Violin

Praised for his "superb performances" (Fanfare), Honolulu-born violinist Patrick Yim has performed throughout the world at venues including Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Harpa Concert Hall, Severance Hall, Orchestra Hall, Teatro alla Scala, and the Musikverein. Yim made his solo debut with the Honolulu Symphony. He has performed chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Emerson, St. Lawrence, Pacifica, and Ying Quartets, and musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. He has performed on tour with the Cleveland Orchestra in the US and Europe.

Recent performances include a concert in Carnegie Hall with members of the Emerson Quartet, a collaboration with pipa virtuoso Wu Man in Lou Harrison’s Pipa Concerto, and a collaboration with Juilliard Quartet violinist Joel Smirnoff involving the premieres of two newly commissioned works. Yim has commissioned more than two dozen works and performed the works around the world as part of international music festivals, including Seoul International Computer Music Festival and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.

His debut CD, "Memory", features world premiere recordings of works by Yao Chen, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Austin Yip, Kai-Young Chan, and Chen Yi. His second CD featuring violin and piano music of contemporary American composers will be released on the Naxos label. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music (BM, MM) and Stony Brook University (Doctor of Musical Arts).

He was professor of violin at Hong Kong Baptist University from 2017-2021. He has also taught violin and chamber music at Stony Brook University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival, Rushmore Music Festival, Flatirons Chamber Music Festival, Har Paw ChamberFest, and the Interlochen Arts Camp. He has taught masterclasses at MIT, the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, University of Colorado, University of Oklahoma, University of Hawaii, Central Michigan University, and many universities in Hong Kong. He was on the jury for the Hong Kong International Young Musicians Competition (Kirill Troussov, Chairman).