Masterclass with Violinist Patrick Yim

Date: February 23, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: LTL, Cheng Yu Tung Building, HKUST

Prof. Patrick Yim (University of Notre Dame, United States) is an internationally noted violinist and music pedagogue. In this masterclass, HKUST's outstanding string instrument students perform and receive coaching from Prof. Yim in front of a live audience.

The event is free and open to the public.


  • Ludwig van Beethoven: Violin Sonata no. 8 in G major, op. 30, no. 3 (1803)
    III. Allegro vivace
    Peter Yeh, violin
  • Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor (1904)
    I. Allegro moderato
    Sonia Choy, violin
  • Jean Sibelius: Violin Concerto in D minor (1904)
    III. Allegro, ma non tanto
    Anthony Wong, violin
  • Dmitri Shostakovich: Cello Concerto no. 1 in Eb major (1959)
    I. Allegretto
    Christopher Tim Ng, cello

    Accompanists: Coco Liu (Beethoven), Rod Yu (Sibelius, Shostakovich)



Praised for his "deeply expressive, finely nuanced playing" (The Strad Magazine) and  "superb performances" (Fanfare), Honolulu-born violinist Patrick Yim has performed throughout the world at venues including Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, Seoul Arts Center, Harpa Concert Hall, Severance Hall, Orchestra Hall, Teatro alla Scala, and the Musikverein. Yim made his solo debut with the Honolulu Symphony. He has performed chamber music with members of the Juilliard, Emerson, St. Lawrence, Pacifica, and Ying Quartets, and musicians from the Cleveland Orchestra, the New York Philharmonic, and on tour with the Cleveland Orchestra in the US and Europe.

Recent performances include a concert at 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 35 works and performed them around the world as part of international music festivals, including Seoul International Computer Music Festival and the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival.

His debut CD, Memory, features world premiere recordings of works by Yao Chen, Michael-Thomas Foumai, Austin Yip, Kai-Young Chan, and Chen Yi. His second CD with pianist Kiu Tung Poon featuring violin and piano music of contemporary American composers was released on the Naxos label in September 2022. He is a graduate of the Cleveland Institute of Music (BM, MM) and Stony Brook University (Doctor of Musical Arts).

Yim serves as Assistant Professor of Violin at the University of Notre Dame. Between 2017–2021, he was Professor of Violin at Hong Kong Baptist University. He has also taught violin and chamber music at Stony Brook University, the Cleveland Institute of Music, Sulzbach-Rosenberg International Music Festival, Rushmore Music Festival, Flatirons Chamber Music Festival, Har Paw ChamberFest, and the Interlochen Arts Camp, in addition to masterclasses at MIT, the Royal Academy of Music Aarhus, University of Colorado, University of Oklahoma, University of Hawaii, Central Michigan University, and many universities in Hong Kong.

Date: February 23, 2023 (Thursday)
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: LTL, Cheng Yu Tung Building, HKUST