LIM, Ji Young _ Violin
First Prize of 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition
Bronze Medalist of 2014 the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis
“.. an impressive arsenal of strengths – a range of colors that extended from a brilliant shimmer on top to an almost viola-like richness and graininess on the bottom, the ability to race from one end of the finger-board to the other with a tap dancer’s agility and precision, a dramatic flair and an inclination. ..”
By Joan Reinthaler by from The Washington Post (Nov. 2015)
Violinist Ji Young Lim has become a star since she won the first prize of Queen Elisabeth Competition 2015. She has been known her brilliant talents and fruitful musicality in many domestic and international competitions; in 2011, third laureate of the Henri Marteau International Violin Competition, she won both the Ishikawa Music Award in Japan and the Great Mountains Concerto Competition in Korea, 2012. In 2014, she won the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (2014) and received the Mozart special prize.
Ms. Lim has been invited to many famous festivals and concert series, such as Great Mountains Music Festival, Ishikawa Music Festival, concert series of Seoul Arts Center, etc.
Highlights of Ms. Lim’s 2015/2016 would include concerto concerts with Orchestra Philharmonique Royal de Liege, Brussels Philharmonic (Belgium), Taipei Symphony Orchestra (Taiwan), Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra (Poland), Luxembourg Philharmonie (Luxembourg), Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra (Korea), Orchestra Ensemble Kanazawa (Japan), Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais (Brazil) and special recitals during HongKong Arts Festival 2016, 2016 Copenhagen Summer Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival 2016, etc.
With this outstanding achievement, she received Kumho Musician Award from the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation in Dec. 2015 and New Artists Prize from Daewon Cultural Foundation.
Ms. Lim started to play the violin when she was only 7 years old. She was accepted to Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts and has continued her study with Nam Yun Kim at the Korea National University of Art since.
She plays the 1708 Stradivarius Violin “Huggins” on loan from Nippon Music Foundation as part of the prize at the Queen Elisabeth Competition 2015.