Yoomia Sim is an internationally recognised New Zealand violinist. A Christchurch violin teacher, lecturer 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 – 2018 season alone, the violin has taken Yoomia to Singapore, Japan, Thailand, Australia, Indonesia, New Caledonia, India, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Taiwan, Russia, French Polynesia, China, USA 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 on her electric violin.
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 2018, she commences her fifth year as a lecturer at the University of Canterbury.