Ji Young Lim

2017 – 2018 Kronberg Academy Master
Studies with Mihaela Martin
funded by the Stephan Hutter Stipendium

Since 2018 Kronberg Academy Professional Studies
Studies with Mihaela Martin
funded by the Stephan Hutter Stipendium


2017 Violin Masterclasses, concert

2018 Chamber Music Connects the World, Junior

2019 Kronberg Academy Festival, concert

Ji Young Lim


The young South Korean national had her first violin lessons when she was seven years old. She was admitted to the Korea National Institute for the Gifted in Arts and went on to study with Nam Yun Kimat the Korea National University of Arts.

The breakthrough came in 2015, when she won first prize in the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition in Brussels. Her other distinctions include the bronze medal at the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis in 2014 and promotional prizes awarded by the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation and the Daewon Cultural Foundation.

She has already given solo performances with the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège, the Brussels Philharmonic, the Taipei Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestre Philharmonique de Luxembourg and the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra. She is also a guest at prestigious festivals such as the Hong Kong Arts Festival, the Copenhagen Summer Festival and the Menuhin Festival in Gstaad.

In 2017 her debut CD with pianist Dong Hyek was released at the label Warner Classics, a recording of violin sonatas from Beethoven and Mozart.

Ji Young Lim plays the 1708 “Huggins” Stradivarius, on loan to her from the Nippon Foundation following her success in the Queen Elisabeth Violin Competition.

In 2017 Ji Young Lim participated in Kronberg Academy’s Violin Masterclasses & Concerts. In 2018 she performed alongside Gidon Kremer, Christian Tetzlaff, Steven Isserlis and Sir András Schiff in Chamber Music Connects the World. In 2019 she played at the Kronberg Academy Festival. Since 2017 she has been studying at Kronberg Academy with Mihaela Martin. These studies are funded by the Stephan Hutter Stipendium.

Last updated: October 2019