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Lim Yan

Part-Time Lecturer (Piano)



Post Graduate Diploma (RNCM),
Royal Northern College of Music, UK

Royal Northern College of Music, UK

Royal Northern College of Music, UK

Bachelor of Music (Hons),
University of Manchester, UK


2006 Young Artist Award recipient, Lim Yan is a seasoned recitalist, chamber musician and concerto soloist with many performances in Europe and Asia.

He has performed with many leading conductors and orchestras. His recital at the Cheltenham Festival featured the world premiere of Der Heimat zu by John Hails. In Manchester, he collaborated with conductor Vassily Sinaisky, and also the Hallé Orchestra at the Bridgewater Hall. Concert tours of Sweden and Serbia, where he played with the Belgrade Radio Orchestra, included concertos by Shostakovich, Liszt and Brahms. More recently, he has given performances at the 2010 Beijing International Piano Festival; in Bacau, Romania, with Adrian Tan and the “Mihail Jora” Philharmonic in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.3; and at the 2011 Aberdeen International Youth Festival together with Darrell Ang and the Singapore National Youth Orchestra, giving two performances of Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.2.

He has appeared with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra in works such as Rachmaninov’s “Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini” and Beethoven’s “Choral Fantasy”. He was also the soloist in Grieg’s Piano Concerto for the visit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in April 2009. A much sought-after chamber musician, Lim Yan has given recitals with violinist Ning Feng and cellist Wang Jian, besides his ongoing piano quintet series with Take 5.

He has been a faculty member at the School of the Arts, Singapore since its inception in 2008. In 2014, he started teaching at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.