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Chang Ho Lim & Rachel Choo – Violin & Piano Duo

April 7 @ 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Violinist Chang Ho Lim and Pianist Rachel Yunkyung Choo perform Brahms, Beethoven, De Falla and more!

Chang Ho Lim made his debut as a soloist with the Seoul National Symphony Orchestra and as a recitalist at the Kumho Prodigy Concert Series, where he was the winner of the Kumho-Asiana Cultural Foundation Auditions. Since then, he has appeared as a soloist and chamber artist at the major concert halls worldwide such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center in New York, Kennedy Center in Washington DC, Royal Albert Hall in London, the United Nations Headquarters.

He has participated in various summer festivals, including the Aspen Music Festival, Keshet Eilon International Master Course in Israel, the Orford Arts Center in Canada, the Festival MusicAlps in France, and Music in PyeongChang Festival. He attended master classes by Dorothy Delay, Joseph Silverstein, Dong-Suk Kang, Nam-Yun Kim, Rodney Friends, Itzhak Rashkovsky, Cho-Liang Lin, Maurizio Fuks, Michael Frischenschlager, and Pamela Frank. Lim is the winner of the New York Music Competition and Mason Gross Chamber Music Competition and has won top prizes at the Corpus Christi international competition the Joong-Ang and Ewha Kyung Hyang Concoursin Korea. His live performance of Mendelssohn Octet with the Soloists of New England at Lincoln Center has been released in spring 2019 on Spice Classics and iTunes worldwide.

Lim earned his BM and MM from the Juilliard School, where he was a student of Donald Weilerstein and Naoko Tanakaand completed the Professional Studies program at the Manhattan School of Music, where he studied with Sylvia Rosenberg. Lim earned Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Rutgers University under Todd Phillips. He taught at Rutgers University’s community arts for six years and currently is concertmaster of Bergen Symphony Orchestra in New Jersey.

Chang Ho Lim

Pianist Rachel Choo has been praised for her artistry and musical sensitivity and enjoys an active careeras a soloist and chamber musician. The New York Sun lauded her Lincoln Center debut as a “perfect” playing exhibited “a strong-handed air of confidence,” and The New York Times music critic James Oestreich wrote of her recent Carnegie Hall performance, “Rachel Choo stood out among the players.” Rachel made her U.S. debut at the Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center with the Juilliard Orchestra under maestro James Colon. She has performed with numerous orchestras, including Korea National University of Arts Orchestra, Kang-nam Symphony Orchestra, TBC broadcasting Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, and Rutgers Symphony Orchestra. Rachel has received many international awards from esteemed competitions in South Korea and U.S. She has completed her undergraduate and Master’s studies with Yoheved Kaplinsky and Matti Raekallio at the Juilliard School and Graduate Performance Diploma at the Peabody institute of The Johns Hopkins University with Yong Hi Moon. She currently hold a position as a lecturer at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University


April 7
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
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