About

Honolulu-born violinist Patrick Yim has performed as soloist, recitalist, chamber musician, and orchestral violinist throughout the world, including performances in Carnegie Hall and David Geffen Hall (New York), 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. He has performed in the violin sections of the Hawaii Symphony and The Cleveland Orchestra, among others. He joined The Cleveland Orchestra on tours to New York City, Chicago, Bloomington, Iowa City, Miami, 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, and with musicians from The Cleveland Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. He has also performed chamber music at festivals in Canada (Banff and Toronto Summer Music Festival), China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, and throughout the United States, including a recent performance in 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 performed concerts at the Hong Kong City Hall as violinist and conductor.

He has performed world premieres at festivals in the United States and Europe, and he recently curated a series of concerts related to the Silk Road at the Hong Kong Museum of History for which he commissioned and premiered new works for solo violin by Michael-Thomas Foumai (Honolulu), Austin Yip (Hong Kong), and Yao Chen (Beijing). He has performed with the Contemporary Chamber Players (New York) and the Hong Kong New Music Ensemble.

Yim has taught violin and chamber music at Stony Brook University, the Cleveland Institute of Music Preparatory Department, the Interlochen Summer Arts Camp, the Flatirons Chamber Music Festival, and the Rushmore Music Festival. He has taught masterclasses and workshops in the United States, Denmark, Iceland, Hong Kong, Taiwan, and China.

He is a graduate with honors of the Cleveland Institute of Music where he was a student of David Updegraff and William Preucil and was awarded the First Prize at the Institute’s Darius Milhaud Performance Prize Competition for two consecutive years. At CIM, he studied chamber music with the Cavani Quartet and Peter Salaff of the Cleveland Quartet. He earned his Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Stony Brook University where he studied violin with Philip Setzer, Jennifer Frautschi, and Hagai Shaham, and chamber music with the Emerson Quartet.

He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Music at Hong Kong Baptist University.

 

嚴天成博士

小提琴家嚴天成博士,生於美國檀香山,現為香港浸會大學音樂系助理教授。嚴氏於檀香山交響樂團舉辦的協奏曲大賽中奪冠後,首次以獨奏身分與該樂團演出。此外,嚴氏亦曾擔任夏威夷交響樂團及克里夫蘭管弦樂團等知名樂團之小提琴手,更隨克里夫蘭管弦樂團到訪過紐約巿、芝加哥、布魯明頓、愛荷華巿、邁阿密,以及歐洲主要城巿,包括:巴黎、米蘭、布魯塞爾、盧森堡、科隆、慕尼黑及維也納等地。

嚴博士的室樂演出經驗豐富,曾與不同弦樂四重奏的成員攜手演出,包括︰ 茱莉亞、艾默森、聖羅倫斯、太平洋及Ying四重奏,當中亦不乏克里夫蘭管弦樂團及紐約愛樂樂團之樂手。嚴氏的演出蹤跡遍佈加拿大(班夫及多倫多夏日音樂節)、中國、捷克、丹麥及美國,最近更與艾默森弦樂四重奏成員於卡內基音樂廳演出。

嚴博士曾於多間院校任教小提琴及室樂,包括︰美國紐約州立石溪大學、克里夫蘭音樂學院先修班、伊特洛藝術學院夏令營及拉希莫音樂節等。嚴氏亦熱衷於當代音樂,多次於美國及歐洲音樂節中參與作品的世界首演。嚴氏早年以優異成績畢業於克里夫蘭音樂學院,師承小提琴家David UpdegraffWilliam Preucil,更是該學院Darius Milhaud紀念獎音樂大賽的兩屆冠軍。此外,嚴氏亦於學院師隨卡梵尼弦樂四重奏,以及克里夫蘭弦樂四重奏的Peter Salaff學習室樂。及後於美國紐約州立石溪大學師承Philip SetzerJennifer FrautschiHagai Shaham,亦隨艾默森弦樂四重奏學習室樂,並取得音樂藝術博士學位。