2006 Young Artist Award recipient Lim Yan started playing the piano at the age of five and was a student of Ms Lim Tshui Ling before leaving for Manchester in 1993. There, he attended Chetham’s School of Music under the tutelage of first David Hartigan and later Ronan O’Hora, who was also his tutor at the University of Manchester and the Royal Northern College of Music.

A seasoned recitalist and concerto soloist, Yan’s work has taken him all over Europe and Asia, including performances at the Cheltenham Festival, the Beijing International Piano Festival and the Aberdeen International Youth Festival. Back home, he has performed with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orchestra of the Music Makers. He was also the soloist for the visit of the Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra in April 2009. Yan has been on the faculty at the School of the Arts since its inception in 2008. He also teaches at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts as well as the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music.