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), 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. In recent years, he has performed concerti of Bach, Brahms, Bruch, Mozart, and Lalo. 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 at festivals in Canada (Banff and Toronto Summer Music Festival), China, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Iceland, South Korea, 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. In 2018, he commissioned and premiered two new works with Juilliard Quartet violinist Joel Smirnoff.

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 mainland 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

嚴天成生於美國檀香山,曾在國際著名音樂廳作小提琴獨奏、室樂及管弦樂演奏,包括卡內基音樂廳、大衛格芬廳(紐約)、首爾藝術中心、哈爾帕音樂廳(雷克雅維克)、香港大會堂、塞弗倫斯音樂廳(克里夫蘭)、管弦樂廳(芝加哥)、斯卡拉大劇院(米蘭)以及維也納金色大廳。
嚴天成曾在檀香山交響樂團協奏曲大賽中奪冠,並以獨奏家的身份與該樂團演出。他曾於夏威夷交響樂團及克里夫蘭管弦樂團擔任小提琴手,並隨克里夫蘭管弦樂團於紐約、芝加哥、布魯明頓、愛荷華及邁阿密等美國城市,以及包括巴黎、米蘭、布魯塞爾、盧森堡、科隆、慕尼黑及維也納在內的歐洲城市演出。
嚴天成作為一位室樂家,曾與世界著名弦樂四重奏及樂團樂手合作,包括茱莉亞弦樂四重奏、艾默森弦樂四重奏、聖羅倫斯弦樂四重奏、太平洋弦樂四重奏及應氏四重奏,以及克里夫蘭管弦樂團及紐約愛樂樂團。他曾於加拿大(班夫及多倫多夏日音樂節)、中國、捷克、丹麥、冰島、南韓及美國各地的音樂節演奏,包括最近與艾默森弦樂四重奏成員於卡內基音樂廳演出。
他曾以 Collegium Musicum Hong Kong 客席音樂總監的身份,與世界著名琵琶演奏家吳蠻合作,並曾於香港大會堂演出及擔任小提琴獨奏與指揮。
嚴天成曾為多首音樂作世界首演。除在美國及歐洲各地音樂節首演之外,他於香港歷史博物館策劃以絲綢之路為主題的系列音樂會,委約及首演由 Michael-Thomas Foumai (檀香山)、葉浩堃(香港)、姚晨(北京)等作曲家創作的小提琴獨奏作品。他時常與 Contemporary Chamber Players (紐約)及香港創樂團演出現代音樂。
他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、Flatirons室樂節及拉希莫音樂節,並曾於美國、丹麥、冰島以及中國內地、香港及台灣任教大師班與工作坊。
嚴天成於克里夫蘭音樂學院取得榮譽音樂學士及音樂碩士,師隨著名小提琴家 David Updegraff 及 William Preucil 教授,並師隨卡梵尼弦樂四重奏及來自克里夫蘭弦樂四重奏的 Peter Salaff 學習室樂,曾連續兩屆奪得該學院 Darius Milhaud 大賽冠軍。隨後於美國紐約州立石溪大學取得音樂藝術博士學位,師隨著名小提琴家 Philip Setzer、Jennifer Frautschi 及 Hagai Shaham 教授習琴,並師隨艾默森弦樂四重奏學習室樂。
嚴天成現於香港浸會大學音樂系擔任助理教授。