HyunJae Lim South Korea, 20, Senior

Recently featured as a soloist with the Philadelphia Orchestra in the 2017-2018 season, Hyun Jae Lim has won top prizes in many international competitions. She was the winner of 2017 Alfred M. Greenfield Competition, the youngest prizewinner, and was awarded the Bach Prize at the 2015 Singapore International Violin Competition, 1st Prize at the 2013 Great Mountains Festival Concerto Competition, and gold medal at the 2012 Fischoff National Chamber Music Competition. She was featured on NPR’s “From the Top” 15th anniversary show. She entered the Curtis Institute of Music in 2012 and studies with Arnold Steinhardt and Shmuel Ashkenasi. 

“I'm so excited to be a part of not only this Competition, but a festival full of musical surroundings! This will be my first time visiting the beautiful city of Geneva, and I cannot wait to meet so many amazing musicians and be inspired by them!”


16 April
10.50am - 11.15am
Senior First Rounds
18 April
3.50pm - 4.20pm
Senior Semi Final
21 April
9.20pm - 9.50pm
Senior Final


Senior First Rounds
  • J.S. Bach Solo Sonata in C major BWV 1005, Largo and Allegro Assai
  • Mozart First movement of Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K.216
  • Paganini Caprice No. 24 for Solo Violin, Op.1
  • Kreisler Marche miniature Viennoise
Senior Semi Final
  • Beethoven String Quartet Op.18, No. 4 in C minor
  • Yair Klartag Half Tiger, Half Poet
  • Paganini Cantabile
  • Sarasate Caprice Basque
Senior Final
  • Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in E minor