2006 Young Artist Award recipient Lim Yan was a student of Ms Lim Tshui Ling in Singapore before pursuing further music studies in Manchester, UK, at Chetham’s School of Music under David Hartigan. He is also a graduate of the University of Manchester as well as the Royal Northern College of Music, where his tutor was Ronan O’Hora.
A seasoned recitalist and concerto soloist, Yan has performed extensively in Europe and Asia, including two recitals at the Cheltenham Festival in 2001; the 2010 Beijing International Piano Festival; and together with the Singapore National Youth Orchestra at the 2011 Aberdeen International Youth Festival, where he was the soloist in Prokofiev’s Piano Concerto No.2.
Nearer home, Yan has appeared with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra several times in concerto performances, and also collaborated with the Orchestra of the Music Makers, re: mix, as well as re:Sound. Together with The Philharmonic Orchestra and conductor Lim Yau, he completed a cycle of all five Beethoven Piano Concertos and the Triple Concerto (with Grace Lee, violin and Lin Juan, cello) over three concerts in June 2012; and also performed the Choral Fantasy as part of the Esplanade’s 10th anniversary celebrations later that year. Yan is also in great demand as a chamber musician and duo partner, in particular with his piano quintet group, Take 5, which has been playing together for over ten years.
Yan has been an adjunct faculty at the School of the Arts since its inception in 2008. He is also a full-time faculty member of the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music as Senior Lecturer in Collaborative Piano.