Patrick Yim

Honolulu-born violinist Patrick Yim has performed as a soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral violinist throughout the world, including performances at Carnegie Hall and David Geffen Hall (New York), Seoul Arts Center, Harpa Concert Hall (Reykjavík), Hong Kong City Hall, Severance Hall (Cleveland), Orchestra Hall (Chicago), Teatro alla Scala (Milan), and the Musikverein (Vienna).


He made his solo debut with the Honolulu Symphony after winning the Honolulu Symphony Concerto Competition and has since performed concerti of Bach, Brahms, Bruch, Mozart, and Lalo. He joined The Cleveland Orchestra on tours to New York City, Chicago, and major cities in Europe, including Paris, Milan, Brussels, Luxembourg, Cologne, Munich, and Vienna.


Yim has performed chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Emerson, St. Lawrence, Pacifica, and Ying Quartets, musicians from t he Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic, and principals players from the Shanghai Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic. He has also performed at festivals in Canada (Banff and Toronto Summer Music Festival), China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, South Korea, Germany, and throughout the United States, including a performance at Carnegie Hall with members of the Emerson Quartet. As Guest Music Director of the Collegium Musicum Hong Kong, he collaborated with world-renowned pipa virtuoso Wu Man, and he commissioned and premiered new works with Juilliard Quartet violinist Joel Smirnoff in 2018.


Yim has commissioned more than a dozen works and performed these works around the world at world-class museum galleries (Hong Kong Museum of History and the National Museum of Denmark), concert halls (Seoul Arts Center; Sheung Wan Civic Center and Tai Kwun Center for Heritage and Arts in Hong Kong; Goethe Institut in Kolkata, India; Arts Rotunda at the American University of Sharjah, UAE; Bactria Cultural Centre in Dushanbe, Tajikistan), and as part of international music festivals (2018 Seoul International Computer Music Festival; the 2018 New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival; the 2019 Flatirons Chamber Music Festival (Boulder CO); the 2019 Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival in Germany).


Yim was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation from the United States Department of State for his “outstanding musical performance on May 4, 2019 in Dushanbe, which contributed directly to the development of diplomatic and cultural ties between the United States and Tajikistan.”





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