Jimin Lim is a newly appointed member of the Nashville Symphony's Second Violin section. Highlights from her recent seasons include solo engagements with Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, Busan Symphony Orchestra, Moldova National Symphony Orchestra, KNUA Symphony Orchestra and the Conductors Orchestra at Indiana University.
Lim has garnered top prizes from many competitions including fourth prize in the Kloster Schontal International Violin competition, first prize in the Hankook-Ilbo Competition, second prize in the Korea Germany Brahms Competition and third prize in the Korean Chamber Orchestra competition. In addition, she was selected to give a solo recital at the Kumho Young Artist Concert Series. Lim also has taken part in master classes with Victor Danchenko, Daniel Hope, Kohichiro Harada, Kurt Sassmannshaus and Regis Pasquier.
Also an avid chamber musician, Lim has performed in numerous performances and master classes with leading musicians of our time, including Joshua Bell, James Dunham, Alexander Kerr, Sylvia Rosenberg, Donald Weilerstein and members of the American and Pacifica quartets.
As an orchestral player, Lim was member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago, where she served as principal second violin and participated in multiple readings with Riccardo Muti. She also held concertmaster and associate concertmaster positions at Indiana Jacobs School of Music.
Lim has participated in many festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival (2014-2017), where she was recipient of the Dorothy and Richard Starling Foundation Scholarship. While performing with Aspen Music Festival, she has held concertmaster and principal positions, performing under many great maestros such as Jane Glover, Jun Markl, Nicholas McGegan, Ludovic Morlot, Robert Spano and Osmo Vanska. Lim also participated in Ishikawa Music Academy (2010-2012) and the Great Mountains Music Festival (2007-2012).
A native of Busan, South Korea, Lim was born into a musical family and began her violin studies at age 6. She holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Violin Performance from Korean National University of the Arts, where she studied with renowned pedagogue Nam-Yun Kim. She holds Performance Diplomas in both solo and orchestral studies from Indiana University, where she studied with Alexander Kerr.