Ji Young Lim, Violin

Rohan De Silva, Piano

November 1, 2015, 4 PM

Music Room

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Twenty-year-old South Korean Ji Young Lim rocketed to fame recently as first prize laureate of the 2015 International Queen Elisabeth Competition in Brussels. Currently a student at Korea National University of the Arts, Lim has performed in the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Germany, Belgium, and Switzerland. Pianist Rohan De Silva joins Lim for her Washington debut.
 
Program
 
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 18 in G Major, KV. 301                                
 
Edvard Grieg (1843-1907)
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 3 in C minor, Op. 45                                  
 
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)    
Sonata for Violin and Piano No. 2 in A Major, Op. 100            
 
Jenő Hubay (1858-1937)        
Carmen: Fantasie Brillante for Violin and Piano, Op.3, No.3  

Ji Young Lim studies at the Korea National University of Arts under Nam-Yun Kim. She is the first prize lauerate of the 2015 International Queen Elisabeth Competition. In 2013, she won First Prize at the Euroasia International Competition in Japan and the MIMC Prize at the Montreal International Musical Competition. The following year, she was a laureate of the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, winning the Mozart special prize. She has performed in the United States, Canada, Japan, Korea, Germany, and Switzerland, under conductors such as Maxim Vengerov and Joel Smirnoff. In April 2015, Ji Young Lim made her debut with the Carmel Symphony Orchestra in Indianapolis.

Rohan De Silva’s partnerships with violin virtuosos Itzhak Perlman, Pinchas Zukerman, Cho-Liang Lin, Midori, Joshua Bell, Benny Kim, Kyoko Takezawa, Vadim Repin, Gil Shaham, Nadja Salerno-Sonnenberg, Julian Rachlin, James Ehnes and Rodney Friend have led to highly acclaimed performances at recital venues all over the world.  With these and other artists he has performed on the stages of Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center’s Avery Fisher Hall and Alice Tully Hall, the Kennedy Center, Library of Congress, Philadelphia Academy of Music, Ambassador Theater in Los Angeles, Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Wigmore Hall in London, Suntory Hall in Tokyo, the Mozarteum in Salzburg, La Scala in Milan and in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Mr. De Silva joined the collaborative arts and chamber music faculty of the Juilliard School in 1991, and in 1992 was awarded honorary Associate of the Royal Academy of Music. Mr. De Silva has recorded for Deutsche Grammophon, CBS/SONY Classical, Collins Classics in London and RCA Victor.

Concerto No. 4 in D Major, KV 218 by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Ji Young Lim, violin

Performance at the 2015 Queen Elisabeth Competition