Yannick is constantly developing himself as a composer drawing from influences deeply rooted in the western-classical tradition to traditional Shona mbira cycles. And draws the line from the Jazz tradition to the Hip Hop and Neo-Soul movement.

“Yannick is capable of in one bar making brightly clear how Beethoven and J Dilla connect, and manages to whisper his own voice through”

Most of Yannick’s compositions are played by his own ensemble the Yannick Hiwat Quartet(s) but commissioned works are being performed by ensembles worldwide.

For inquiries about commissioning a piece, check out the contact page on this website.