“.. 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
Violinist Ji Young Lim has become a star since she won the first prize of Queen Elisabeth Competition 2015. In 2014, she won the bronze medal in International Violin Competition of Indianapolis (2014) and received the Mozart Sonata special prize. Even before these, she has already acknowledged her brilliant talents and fruitful musicality by many domestic and international competitions and festivals.
Ji-Young Lim started to play the violin when she was only 7 years old. She studied at Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts and has continued her study with Nam Yun Kim at the Korea National University of Art; now she continues her further study at Kronberg Academy in Germany. With this outstanding achievement, she received Kumho Musician Award from the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation and New Artists Prize from Daewon Cultural Foundation as well.
Ji-Young Lim performed with great orchestras; Orchestra Philharmonique Royal de Liege, Brussels Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra , Munich Chamber Orchestra, Wuhan Symphony Orchestra, NHK Symphony Orchestra , Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais, L’Orchestra National Du Capitole de Toulouse, Taipei Symphony Orchestra, Poznań Philharmonic Orchestra, Symphonic Orchestra of the Mariinsky Theatre, Luxembourg Philharmonie, Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra, Nagoya Philharmonic Orchestra, KBS Symphony Orchestra amongst others. Also, she has been invited to many famous festivals and concert series, such as HongKong Arts Festival, Copenhagen Summer Festival, Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Great Mountains Music Festival, etc.
Ji-Young Lim has performed on the stage of a concert hosted by the King of Belgium during his visit to Korea in March, and, she played as an artist representing Republic of Korea at the first anniversary of the Panmunjeom Declaration in April. She will hold a duo concert with Violist Matthew Lipman in Seoul, Busan and Gwangju in June, a duo stage with Pianist Kevin Kenner in the U.S. in July and a Beethoven violin concerto with Frankfurt Radio Symphony led by Christoph Eschenbach in Frankfurt in September.
Since 2015, she has played the Stradivarius “Huggins, 1708”, which is a four-year special loan for the winner of the Queen Elisabeth Concours, and she has been chosen as the recipient for Stradivari “Sasserno” which was made in 1717 after Huggins.