(Philadelphia, August 28, 2019)—The Philadelphia Orchestra is pleased to announce the appointment of violinist Christine Lim to its roster beginning in the 2019–20 season. Lim will join the second violin section, filling the seat that formally belonged to Mei Ching Huang, who moved to the first violin section during the 2018–19 season.
“The launch of a new season is always exciting, and even more so when we welcome new musicians to our Orchestra family,” said Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin. “Christine will be an outstanding addition to our second violin section, contributing to the extraordinary and distinct sound of our strings.”
Christine Lim started violin studies at the age of three. She received her bachelor’s degree from the Curtis Institute of Music in 2018, where she studied with Ida Kavafian. She is currently working on her master’s degree at the New England Conservatory of Music where she studies with Soovin Kim and Paul Biss. Lim has performed as a soloist with numerous orchestras, including the Munich Chamber Orchestra, the Suwon Philharmonic, the Gwacheon Philharmonic, the Rzeszów Philharmonic, the KBS Symphony, the Euro-Asia Philharmonic, the Kyunggi Philharmonic, and the South Bohemian Orchestra.
She has competed in numerous international competitions and has been awarded First Prize at the International Competition for Violin, Kloster Schöntal; Second Prize at the International Tchaikovsky Competition for Young Musicians; Third Prize at the Yehudi Menuhin International Competition for Young Violinists; and Fourth Prize at the Seoul International Music Competition. Lim has collaborated with such artists as cellist Gary Hoffman, Philadelphia Orchestra Principal Bass Harold Robinson, and French horn player Richard King. She has also attended the Marlboro Music Festival, the Ravina Festival, the Verbier Festival Academy, Music from Angel Fire, and the Aspen Music Festival.
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