Modern Violinist


Yoomia Sim is an internationally recognised New Zealand violinist. A Christchurch violin teacher and performer with over 16 years of industry experience. Her professional career has taken her across the Americas, Europe, Asia, the UK and Australasia. In 2017 alone, her violin has taken Yoomia to Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Australia, New Caledonia, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Taiwan and Korea.

Since 2011, an interest in modern music styles coupled with a desire to write her own music has seen her shift away from her classical roots, performing as Yoomia the Modern Violinist, with fresh electronic, latin, gypsy inspired original tunes.

Yoomia is a passionate violin teacher, and music educator in general, dedicated to nurturing and mentoring the future generation of New Zealand’s musicians. She has been a devoted violin teacher and music mentor since 2000, teaching violin, piano and music theory. In 2017, she commences her fourth year as a lecturer at the University of Canterbury.

"You sounded amazing and look gorgeous!”

- Florence Welsch / Florence and the Machine

“Rockstar violinist... Yoomia Sim is a modern violinist and music teacher with a difference”

- The Press

“Step aside Vanessa Mae, there’s a new violinist in town who has the looks and talent to rococo with you.”

- Sunday Star Times

“She happens to look like a supermodel but that’s not all Yoomia Sim’s got going for her…Musician with a difference”

- CC magazine

"Your music and presence lit up the night at the WOOBAR at W Koh Samui”

- Daniel – GM at W Koh Samui

"From day one your professionalism and communication were incredible... Class, High Energy & so engaging are a couple of words that spring to mind. You added something special to our evening. I would highly recommend you to any client who is looking for that something special and unique."

- Darren Tait / Food and Beverage Manager / Christchurch Casino

”Working with Yoomia as an artist and friend is an absolute joy…Not only does she fulfil her role with vigour and professionalism, but she brings magical Diva like quality to the stage that people are always commenting on afterwards.”

- TALI, International MC /Songwriter

“Yoomia- Modern Violinist is the classiest act ever! The music, electronic violin and the Swarovski heels…The whole package.”

- Maxim Project / Corporate client

“No matter how many times I hear her play, her ability to connect with the feelings of the moment makes me shiver. She has a rare combination of talent, beauty, commitment to the moment...”

- Sue Knight, International Business Consultant / Author

“It’s fantastic to have such a star performer... We can highly recommend her as a professional performer that brings a full 100% to every performance.”

- Tangovibe / Corporate client

“Yoomia Sim is an amazing tutor for both our son the piano and our daughter the violin. We have been thoroughly impressed with Yoomia’s level of musical knowledge and ability, being a hugely accomplished musician herself and the incredible rapport she builds with her students. Our children have thoroughly enjoyed their lessons with Yoomia and have flourished as a result of her teaching. Yoomia sets very high standards and has great attention to detail. We would highly recommend Yoomia to anyone looking to engage a musical tutor at the very top of her game.”

- Rachel Blake /Parent / Owner Mocka.co.nz

“Yoomia has taught my eight year old son the piano for the past two years.She is a positive and enthusiastic person. Her passion for music is clearly evident. Yoomia is a caring and supportive person. She is highly organised and communicates fully with children and parents. She relates very well to children and establishes a natural rapport with them. Yoomia provides a stimulating music programme and always encourages children to strive towards excellence. She maintains high standards particularly during performance opportunities and constantly challenges them. During the past two years I have observed her students reach high levels of achievement.”

- Chris Janett / Parent

"I absolutely love working with Yoomia in the studio… I know that when she comes into the studio, regardless of the style of music we are recording, she will sightread whatever chart I put in front of her very musically and when we need to make tweaks to her part (written or unwritten), her musical understanding is such that it is quick, easy and painless. The result is a fantastic sound which is also time and cost efficient to my clients. And when it comes to live performance – again, I know I can put any chart in front of her and her understanding of the music means that rehearsals and tweaks happen very quickly and efficiently and the performance sounds good. Such a violinist is rare. To top it off, her friendly and professional attitude means that working with her is an all-round great experience”

- Michael Bell, Producer /Owner / Orange Studio


Yoomia has toured and played violin around the world, including New York, Philadelphia and Washington in the US, and Toronto and Montreal in Canada. In Europe Yoomia has toured the UK, France, Italy, Spain, Turkey, and in South America including Buenos Aires, Lima, Sao Paulo and Rio di Janeiro.

In Australia and New Zealand, Yoomia’s highlights include:

  • – Il Divo at Sydney Myer ball in Melbourne,
  • – Olivia Newton John at Melbourne Regent Theatre, 1st violinist,
  • – Michael Bolton at the Sydney Opera House, 1st violinist,
  • – Florence and the Machine at the Sydney Opera House.

Media Highlights:
Violinist Wowing CrowdsYoomia Sim: Rockstar ViolinistUniversity of Canterbury Profile



Set the perfect scene at your next function or corporate event around New Zealand with the enchanting melodies and spicy stage presence of Yoomia – Modern Violinist.

The Yoomia – Modern Violinist show is ideal for any event from large scale Christmas parties, to corporate events, formal ceremonies and functions.

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Yoomia is a passionate violin teacher based in Christchurch, New Zealand. A musician, dedicated to musical education, mentorship and nurturing New Zealand’s next generation of musical talent. She is an established violin, piano and music theory teacher with 16 years of professional experience.

Yoomia teaches performance violin – grades 7 and up.

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