Patrick Yim, Violin

César Franck - Sonata


Honolulu-born violinist Patrick Yim has performed throughout the world at venues including Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Harpa Concert Hall, Hong Kong City Hall, Severance Hall, Orchestra Hall, Teatro alla Scala, and the Musikverein. Yim made his solo debut with the Honolulu Symphony and has performed concerti of Bach, Brahms, Bruch, Lalo, and Mozart. He has performed chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Emerson, St. Lawrence, Pacifica, and Ying Quartets, principal players from the Shanghai Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic, and musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra and New York Philharmonic. Recent performance highlights 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 at world-class museum galleries (Hong Kong Museum of History, National Museum of Denmark), concert halls, and as part of international music festivals. His debut CD, Memory, features world premiere recordings of works by Yao Chen, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Austin Yip, Kai-Young Chan, and Chen Yi. A second CD of American music will be released by Naxos later in 2021. He is a graduate with honors from the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a student of William Preucil and David Updegraff and was twice awarded First Prize at the Institute’s Milhaud Performance Prize Competition. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where he studied violin with Hagai Shaham, Jennifer Frautschi, and Philip Setzer, and chamber music with the Emerson Quartet.