Jimin Lim

Second Violin

Violinist Jimin Lim joins Dallas Symphony for the 2023-2024 Season. She comes from Nashville Symphony, where she has played with the second violin section since 2017 and as acting associate principal second this past season. She has also performed with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra and Atlanta Symphony Orchestra as a substitute player.

Winner of the Korean National University of Arts Concerto Competition, she performed Stravinsky Violin Concerto with KNUA Symphony. Other solo appearances include those with Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, Busan Symphony Orchestra, Moldova National Symphony Orchestra and the Conductors Orchestra at Indiana University.
Ms. Lim has garnered top prizes from many competitions including the Kloster Schontal International Violin competition, Hankook-Ilbo Competition, Korea Germany Brahms Competition and the Korean Chamber Orchestra competition. In addition, she was selected to give a solo recital at the Kumho Young Artist Concert Series. She has taken part in master classes with Victor Danchenko, Daniel Hope, Hyo Kang, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, Kohichiro Harada, Kurt Sassmannshaus and Regis Pasquier.

Also an avid chamber musician, Ms. Lim has performed in numerous performances and master classes with leading musicians of our time, including Joshua Bell, James Dunham, late Jorja Fleezanis, Sylvia Rosenberg, Donald Weilerstein and members of the American and Pacifica quartets. During her tenure in Nashville, she was also a part of the orchestraā€™s chamber music series, where she regularly performed with the principal players from the orchestra.

During her summer months, Lim has participated in many festivals, including the Britt Music and Arts Festival, where she played as first violin section since 2018. She has also spent her summers at the Aspen Music Festival, where she was recipient of the Dorothy and Richard Starling Foundation Scholarship and studied with Alexander Kerr, Robert Lipsett and Bing Wang. While performing with Aspen Music Festival, she has held concertmaster and principal positions, performing under many great maestros such as Jane Glover, Jun Markl, Nicholas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, Robert Spano and Osmo Vanska. Lim also participated in Ishikawa Music Academy and the Great Mountains Music Festival.

A native of Busan, South Korea, Lim was born into a musical family and began her violin studies at age 6. She has received Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Violin Performance from Korean National University of the Arts, where she studied with the late Nam-Yun Kim. In addition, she holds Performance Diplomas in both solo and orchestral studies from Indiana University, where she studied with Alexander Kerr.