Having started to play the piano before the age of 5, Korean-Canadian pianist Jennifer Lim made her first public appearance one year later and came into the 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, upon graduation in 1998, she was awarded the coveted Rachmaninoff/Festorazzi Prize. In 2000 she completed her master’s degree at The Juilliard School in New York City as a protégée of the legendary pianist Bella Davidovich. In 2001 she made her European recital debut at Burghofspiele Eltville Festival in Germany, which was followed two 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 finger technique in break-neck passages, and, in the slow movement, deeply penetrating substance”, Jennifer Lim’s highlights as concert soloist have included engagements with the Mississippi, Columbus, Roanoke, New Haven, Regina and Vancouver Symphony Orchestras, as well as with the EuroAsian Philharmonic at the National Theater in Seoul, the State Philharmonic Orchestra of Arad in Romania, Montreal’s McGill Chamber Orchestra and the Lima Symphony in their Season Opening Gala. Over the past years, in Germany alone, she has performed in Berlin, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Freiburg and Wuppertal and has appeared in broadcasts on Deutschlandfunk. Moreover, as an avid chamber musician, she has performed at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center, the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa, Wolf Trap in Virginia as well as in France and Taiwan. She is artist member of America's Dream Chamber Artists, NYC, and released a duo disc with the violist Nokuthula Ngwenyama. Jennifer Lim is also the artistic director of the annual Vancouver Winter Chamber Music Festival, which, working in partnership with CBC Radio, celebrated its 5th anniversary in 2013 with a gala concert. She has collaborated with such notable musicians as Shmuel Ashkenasi, Sarah Chang, Alexander Fiterstein, Hilary Hahn, Katherine Needleman, and Peter Wiley. In 2012 she performed in Germany together with the world-renowned Prazak Quartet at the Albert Konzerte, one of Europe‘s oldest running concert series, and was immediately invited back to give a solo recital at this series in 2014.
Her all-Chopin debut CD, recorded when she was 24, received 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 a Chopin Special on Bayerischer Rundfunk, which praised Jennifer Lim as “the only young artist who can play Chopin... with the greats such as Argerich, Pogorelich, Michelangeli and Kapell.” Currently she has 5 CDs commercially released to her credit, including a disc featuring J.S. Bach‘s monumental Goldberg Variations. Jennifer Lim resides in New York City and in London, England with her husband, David.
The Artist's Homepage: http://www.lim-jennifer.com
Duos for Oboe and Piano
Works by Robert Schumann, David Ludwig, Francis Poulenc and Pavel Haas
Katherine Needleman, Oboe - Jennifer Lim, Piano
Mozart Piano Sonatas
K. 331, K. 332, K. 545
Jennifer Lim, Piano