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Patrick Yim

Dr. Patrick Yim

Assistant Professor, Department of Music

Phone number34115153
ORCID number0000-0002-3575-3788



Bachelor of Music (Cleveland Institute of Music), Master of Music (Cleveland Institute of Music), Doctor of Musical Arts (Stony Brook University)

Research area(s):

Violin Performance and Pedagogy;
Chamber Music Performance and Pedagogy; 
Contemporary Music Performance

Teaching area(s):

Violin and chamber music performance; string pedagogy; string literature; contemporary music literature and performance

Selected output(s):

May 26, 2019: Violin Soloist in the world premiere performance of Austin Yip Violin Concerto No. 1 “Generation” (15’) (co-commissioned by Patrick Yim and the Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra) with Fanny Ma (conductor) and the Hong Kong Festival Wind Orchestra. Venue: Jockey Club Auditorium, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Kowloon, Hong Kong [Score published by Donemus Publishing]

April 30, 2019: Recital performance at the Goethe - Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, Kolkata, India. Repertoire: Grieg Violin Sonata No. 3 in C Minor (25’), Shostakovich/arr. Gluzman Jazz Suite No. 1 for violin and piano (9’), Austin Yip Sancai for solo violin (5’) (commissioned by Patrick Yim), Myco Elegy for violin and piano (4’), Elena Kats-Chernin Eliza Aria from Wild Swans Ballet for violin and piano (5’), Ungar Ashokan Farewell for violin and piano (6’), Gershwin Embraceable You for violin and piano (4’), Ponce/Heifetz Estrellita for violin and piano (4’) with pianist Jennifer Heemstra ( (Presented by Kolkata Classics in association with the Goethe - Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan, with sponsorship by Hyatt Regency Kolkata, Pitch Pipe Foundation, and The Telegraph T2)

November 1, 2018: Concert with Juilliard Violin Faculty Joel Smirnoff, Samuel Ericsson (cello), Felix Ungar (viola), and Rachel Cheung (piano). Repertoire: World Premiere of Joel Smirnoff Food and Ancestry (commissioned by Patrick Yim), 1st violin, 7’30”; World Premiere of Kai-Young Chan Echoes of the Autumn Night for two violins (commissioned by Patrick Yim), 1st violin, 7’30”; J.S. Bach Concerto for Two Violins, BWV 1043, 1st violin, 17’; Robert Schumann Piano Quintet in E flat Major, Op. 44, 1st violin, 33. Composers in attendance. Academic Community Hall of Hong Kong Baptist University. Sponsored by the Institute of Creativity and the Hung Hin Shiu Charitable Foundation.

January 28, February 10 and 25, 2018: Curation of the Spirit of the Adventurers Concert Series at the Hong Kong Museum of History Special Exhibition: “Miles Upon Miles: World Heritage along the Silk Road”. Commission and World Premiere Performances of Austin Yip Miles Upon Miles for violin and electronics (13’) (now published and commercially available by Donemus Publishing), Michael-Thomas Foumai Relics for solo violin (22’), Yao Chen Miles Upon Miles for solo violin (12’), Debussy String Quartet, Op. 10 (26’). Press mentions in Ming Pao (February 8, 2018) and U Magazine (February 9, 2018). 

November 6, 2017: Magnificent Bows and Strings Recital Series: Violinist Patrick Yim and Collegium Musicum Hong Kong. Repertoire: Smetana Aus der Heimat for violin and piano; Grieg Sonata No. 3 in C Minor for violin and piano, Op. 45; Mozart Violin Concerto No. 3, K. 216 (violin soloist); Grieg Holberg Suite (concertmaster/leader). Venue: Hong Kong City Hall Theatre, Hong Kong.

Current project(s):

-Recitals in Hong Kong, Macau, Zhuhai, Singapore, Taiwan, Hungary
-Commission of composers for new solo violin works
-Complete cycle of Beethoven Violin Sonatas

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