The Worshipful Company of Cordwainers has made its £1500 annual award for a City University music student to Hong Kong-born pianist Annie Yim, who is currently studyng on the DMA programme run jointly by City University London and the Guildhall School, supervised by Dr. Christopher Wiley and pianist Joan Havill. Annie is a remarkable scholar and performer whose performance of Beethoven’s Emperor Concerto with the City University Symphony Orchestra in St Luke’s in 2013 won much admiration; she has also performed widely around the UK, Europe and Canada, including recent appearances at festivals at London, Geneva, Trasimeno and Vancouver, as well as broadcasting on CBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 3 and Portuguese Radio Antena 2. She has been a regular and important contributor to City’s musical life not only as a soloist but also as a chamber musician. She has performed regularly with the Minerva Piano Trio in our concert series; the ensemble was also recently chosen as part of the Park Lane Group Young Artists series, and will be giving their debut at the Purcell Room on January 7th, 2014 (tickets available here). Her research focuses on performance practice in chamber works of Robert Schumann and Johannes Brahms, particularly on the early version of Brahms’s Piano Trio in B op. 8. She has given various papers and lecture-recitals, including recently at the Conservatoires UK Postgraduate Research Forum highly valued member of the research and performing communities at City University London and we are delighted to congratulate her on being the recipient of this award. Annie’s website is here.