Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim


New York, NY

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South Korean violinist Katherine Kyu Hyeon Lim started performing at the age of 10 in Prague, Czech Republic, as part of partnership between Seoul Oratorio and Prague Conservatoire. Her appearances that year took place at the Rudolfinum, Pálffy Palác, and the Antonín Dvořák Memorial at Vysoká u Příbrami. Ms. Lim was invited for return engagements in Prague the following two years, and gave a year-long series of concerts at under-served countryside schools in South Korea.
Following the three summers in the Prague Conservatoire-affiliated program, she was awarded a scholarship to study at Wells Cathedral School in the UK. Here, she served as both the concertmaster and principal second violin in the symphony and string chamber orchestra. She also performed in Milan, Italy, with her accomplished chamber music group, the One Man Quartet, after winning the Mid-Somerset Festival competition. This early chamber music experience deeply affected her musicianship, as four years later, she found herself in The Juilliard School’s Honours Chamber Music programme in its inaugural year with the Nova Quartet. The quartet’s appearances that year include Lincoln Center and Kaufman Music Center.
As a soloist, Ms. Lim won the concerto competition at Wells Cathedral School at the age of 16, and was awarded a prize at East Coast International Competition in New York two years later. She found her other passion as a teaching assistant of Sally Thomas at the Meadowmount School of Music in the summer of 2016, and is now a teaching intern at Opus 118 Harlem School of Music. She holds a Bachelor of Music degree, and is currently in her Master of Music degree at Juilliard, studying with Laurie Smukler.


Handel-Halvorsen Passacaglia (Duo for Violin and Viola/Cello)
Bach Partitas/Sonatas for Solo Violin
Gliere 8 Pieces for Violin and Cello
Mozart/Beethoven String Quartets
...and all the other classic string quartets from Mendelssohn to Schoenberg!

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Katherine Lim

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