Lim Kwan Yee

Born in 2003, Kwan Yee started her piano lessons at the age of 5. At the age of 8, she gained her Grade 5 piano examination with distinction and received a Certificate of Excellence by Trinity College London. In 2012, she was selected as 1 of 34 Malaysians to attend the OWMPA (Overseas Malaysian Winter Piano Academy) at Yehudi Menuhin School, United Kingdom. In 2013, Kwan Yee completed her Grade 8 piano examination with distinction. After achieving the LTCL Diploma (Trinity College London) in 2014, she obtained her FTCL Diploma within a year. She was also recognised by The Malaysia Book of Records for being the Youngest to Complete Highest Piano Exam Level at the age of 11. Kwan Yee was selected to participate in the Permata Seni Muzik programme, a governmentfunded project and earned a seat in the Malaysia Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) in 2017.

She has performed solo and piano duet with Datuk Mokhzani Ismail in Malaysia Book of Records Achievers Night and Konsert Perdana 100 Tahun Pandu Puteri Malaysia (live in TV1) in 2016. She was also invited to perform at Trinity College London Diploma Conferment Ceremony.

In 2018, Kwan Yee performed Medtner Piano Concerto No.1 with Malaysia Philharmonic Youth Orchestra under Maestro Naohisa Furusawa. She also performed Chopin Piano Concerto No.1 (chamber version) with MPYO in 2019. Later in 2019, she was invited to perform in Malaysian Piano Competition Gala Concert. She has participated in masterclasses with Andrew Ball, Anthony Hewitt, Murray McLachlan, Lluis Rodriguez Salva, Sun Yu Wen, Akiko Danis and Misa Yamamoto, to name a few.

Her achievements include:
• Universal Stars International Music Competition
o Gold Prize
o Grand Prize Winner
o Artists Awards Winner
• Orbetello International Piano Competition
o First Prize
• Rocky Mountain International Music Competition
o Second Place Winner

• International Youth Music Competition
o Chamber/Ensemble/Duo/Concerto Category: Grand Prize
• London Youth Piano Competition
o Piano Solo Category: Crystal Award
o Piano Concerto Category: Silver Award
• 1st Joyeux Music International Festival and Competition for Young Pianists 2021
o Young Artist III Category: Platinum Prize
o Chopin Prize
• Global International Music Competition
o Piano Category: Gold Award
• VI Odin International Music Competition
o Piano Solo Category (17-18 years): 2nd Prize

• Canadian International Music Competition
o Rising Star Category: Platinum – First Prize
• Putra International Piano Competition
o Piano Concerto Young Artist Category (Age 19 and below): 5th Prize

• Putra International Piano Competition
o Piano Solo Young Artist Category (Age 29 and below): Bronze Prize
• Mandeville Music Festival, Singapore
o Competitive Senior – Piano Category: First Prize
• The 1st WPTA Finland International Piano Competition
o 2nd Prize

• Kingsburg International Piano Competition in Yantai, China
o Gold Prize (Young Artist Category)
• Malaysian Piano Competition Grand Finals
o Joint First Prize Winner (Combined Age 17 and below And Age 18 and above
• Euroasia Kuala Lumpur Piano Festival
o Gold Prize (Age 17 and below division) o Best Performer’s Prize
• La Pianista International The Grand Final at Ciputra University Surabaya, Indonesia
o Third Place Winner (Senior Category)
• La Pianista Singapore International Piano Competition o Third Place Winner (Special Senior Category)
o First Place Winner (Free Choice 13-14 Years Old)