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Dr. Julie HyoJung Lim, Clarinet

Julie Hyojeong Lim, Clarinetist

Biography

Dr. Hyojung Lim is a distinguished clarinetist with a career that bridges South Korea and the United States, renowned for her warm tones and exceptional technique. As Principal Clarinetist of the Silicon Valley Symphony Orchestra and a Lecturer at Dongguk University Future Education Center, excelling in performance and education, she shapes the future of music through her solo work and contributions to The Ulim Ensemble and the Kara Ensemble. Dr. Lim continues to push the boundaries of musical expression, collaborating with fellow artists.

 

Dr. Lim's musical journey is distinguished by her achievements from an early age. Excelling at Sunhwa Arts School, she topped her class and carried this excellence to Yonsei University, graduating with a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) with top honors. Her role as bandmaster at Yonsei's wind orchestra and active engagement in chamber music underscored her growing passion and leadership in music. Awarded a full scholarship, she pursued advanced studies at Carnegie Mellon University in the U.S., completing her Master of Music (M.M.). Dr. Lim's journey continued at Georgia Central University, where she earned her Doctor of Musical Arts (DMA), further refining her skills under esteemed mentors. Her early commitment to music was marked by victories in numerous competitions, both in South Korea and internationally, showcasing her talent from a young age.

 

Dr. Lim made her debut recital at Carnegie Hall. Throughout her career, Dr. Lim has garnered international acclaim, showcasing her talent on prestigious stages and collaborating with renowned musicians. Her participation in events such as the Berlin International Music Festival and the Austria Salzburg Mozarteum International Summer Academy has broadened her musical horizons, while her performances at venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center have captivated audiences worldwide.

 

Dr. Lim's musical journey is marked by numerous accolades and honors, including prestigious awards such as the First Prize in the International Music Competition Paris Grand Prize Virtuoso and the International Music Competition London Grand Prize Virtuoso in 2019. She has also been recognized with the First Prize in the Golden Classical Music Awards and the Manhattan International Music Competition in the same year. Additionally, Dr. Lim's talent and dedication were acknowledged with the Winning Prize at the East Coast International Competition in 2018 and a prize from the Korea America Music Association in 2004. These are just a few highlights in a long list of prestigious awards and distinctions she has earned throughout her career.

 

Currently, Dr. Lim is deeply committed to music education, inspiring the next generation of musicians through her role as a lecturer and mentor. She is actively involved in teaching and guiding students in the Bay Area, California. In addition to her educational endeavors, Dr. Lim is an active performer, leading orchestral works as a principal, participating in ensemble teams, and showcasing her artistry as a soloist.

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