Margaret Yim graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, studying under Dr. Margreta Elkins. In her graduation year, she received the Hong Kong Jockey Club Music and Dance Fund Full Scholarship and furthered her study at Queensland Conservatorium of Music, Australia under Professor Jane Delpratt. During her studies in Australia, she won prizes at the Bach’s Music Competition in Australia, Singing Contest for Asian Chinese in Taiwan as well as being the finalist of the San Francisco Opera Center Merola Program.
Since her graduation, Margaret has performed various principal roles in over 30 operas, including La Traviata, Turandot, Die Zauberflote, Cosi Fan Tutte, Hansel and Gretel, Rusalka, as well as the contemporary operas Dreaming Plum Blossoms Away, Night Banquet and The Shopkeeper’s Daughter. She is also frequently engaged in major roles in productions with Opera Hong Kong since its foundation year such as The Marriage of Figaro, Aida, The Magic Flute, Don Carlo, La Traviata and most importantly, served a double roles as Musetta as well as Assistant Director under the renowned Italian director Maurizio di Mattia in the production of La Boheme. She was also awarded as “Outstanding Overseas Artist” by the People’s Republic of China in 2008 was invited to perform in Puccini’s Il Trittico in the Macau Arts Festival, in Musica Viva’s production of The Legend of Zhang Baozai in Shanghai EXPO and Hong Kong in 2010, as well as in the musical production of The Good Person of Szechuan by Actors’ Family in 2011. Her various performances as soloist include performance with the Choir of King’s College, Cambridge Concert, concert series by Bel Canto Singers, and concert series set to poems by the literary giant Taiwanese Mr. Yu Kwang Chung. She has performed the principal roles in the 2014 atmospheric music theatre When Petals Fall in Serenity by renowned Hong Kong composer Law Wing-fai. This same production toured Taipei in 2015 as part of the Taipei Hong Kong Week 2015 presented by the Hong Kong Economic, Trade and Cultural Office in Taipei, featuring Margaret as the only female vocalist. In December 2015, Margaret held another full-house recital and she was again the principal role in Law Wing-fai’s latest production of Beyond the Senses in 2016 and upcoming production of Pinocchio composed by Pierangelo Valtinoni. Her music tours also included Canada, China, Holland, United Kingdom and the United States.
Margaret has been a profound vocal teacher in Hong Kong for 20 years. Under her tutelage, singers in her studio garner numerous accolades at both local and international music competitions and her students have been accepted at many esteemed institutions around the world. She is now teaching at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts, Education University of Hong Kong, and University of Hong Kong as well as adjudicator for various international competitions. In recent years she has been working as Assistant Director with Maurizio di Mattia in productions of La Boheme and Otello, and has taken up the role of the Opera Hong Kong Children’s Chorus Artistic Advisory Director.