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Jennifer Lim



Having started to play the piano at age 4, Korean-Canadian pianist Jennifer Lim made her first public appearance one year, and came into spotlight when she captured the Grand Prize at the Korea Times National Music Competition at age 8. She studied privately with Jane Coop and Anton Kuerti in Canada, and with Peter Serkin at The Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she was awarded the coveted Rachmaninoff/Festorazzi Prize upon graduation in 1998. In 2000 she completed her master's degree at The Juilliard School in New York City as a protegee of the legendary pianist Bella Davidovich, then made her European recital debut at Burghofspiele Eltville in Germany in 2001, which was followed 2 months later by her New York Debut at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, both to critical acclaim. Praised by The Financial Times Germany for her "stupendous technique in break-neck passages, and, in the slow movement, deeply penetrating substance", highlights as concerto soloist have included Rachmaninoff #3 with Mississippi Symphony in their season opening gala concert, subscription engagements with the Columbus Symphony, New Haven Symphony, Regina Symphony, Vancouver Symphony at both the Orpheum Theatre and Chan Centre, EuroAsian Philharmonic at the National Theater in Seoul, Roanoke Symphony, Montreal's McGill Chamber, State Philharmonic Symphony of Arad in Romania and Lima Symphony orchestras among many others throughout the world. Over the years in Germany alone she has performed in Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Freiburg and Wuppertal, with broadcasts on Deutschlandfunk. In 2006, 'Through the Glass Darkly' for solo piano was specially written for Ms. Lim by Christos Hatzis which was featured on a 6-city Debut Atlantic Tour.

An avid chamber musician as well, she has performed at Alice Tully Hall in Lincoln Center, National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Wolf Trap in Virginia as well as France and Taiwan, is artist member of America's Dream Chamber Artists, NYC, and has released duo discs with violist Nokothula Ngwenyama and oboist Katherine Needleman. From 2009 to 2013 Ms. Lim was artistic director of the annual Vancouver Winter Chamber Music Festival working in partnership with CBC Radio. Notable artists she has collaborated with include Shmuel Ashkenasi, Peter Wiley, Alexander Fiterstein, Hilary Hahn, Sarah Chang and the world-renowned Prazak Quartet whom she had the pleasure of appearing with in one of Europe's oldest running concert series, Albert Konzerte, in 2012: She was immediately invited back to give a solo recital on the series in 2014. Her all-Chopin debut CD, recorded when she was 24, was released on Greenhouse/Schott International label, receiving rave reviews from such distinguished publications as Fono Forum (5 out of 5 stars), Audiophile, SCALA and Piano News. This CD was the subject of Chopin Special on Bayerischer Rundfunk, praising Jennifer Lim as "the only young artist who can play Chopin... with the greats such as Argerich, Michelageli, Pogorelich and Kapell". Currently she has 8 CD's commercially released to her credit, including a disc featuring the monumental Goldberg Variations on the Italian Real Sound label and the most recently released album '... into the night' on GENUIN on Valentine's Day, 2019.

Since 2018 Jennifer Lim is the executive director of Beautiful Today, supporting younger artists as well as various charities in her native Korea and around the world (www.beautifultoday.org).


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