Patrick Yim Releases CD Featuring Three World Premiere Recordings on Naxos Label

Author: Noelle Elliott


Professor Patrick Yim and  Kiu Tung Poon released a new CD Digital Mist: Works for Violin and Piano.

"The wide-ranging repertoire nonetheless serves to show up many sides of Yim’s deeply expressive, finely nuanced playing" - The Strad Magazine

The Naxos album represents a survey of American music composed for violin and piano between 1980 and 2010. These masterpieces are by four American composers distinguished by the highest honors of their profession, and whose international careers and creative voices have been shaped by major political, social, and cultural events during the last 50 years. From the ethereal electronic sounds that surround the players in Sebastian Currier’s Digital Mist to the Chinese evocations in the violin and piano works of Chen Yi, this collection has been made in close collaboration with the composers and includes three world premiere recordings.

"The result is a haunted, atmospheric work, one that slips in and out of tonality, and which allows Yim a real opportunity to display his immaculate technique, with expressive, ever-changing vibrato and minutely considered tonal variations matching the music’s fluctuating emotions." - The Strad Magazine

The recording is available from Naxos Records and on Spotify, Apple Music and the Naxos Music Library.