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Lynette Lim

Part-Time Lecturer (Violin)

Music

Qualification

Master of Music (with Distinction),
Indiana University, USA

Bachelor of Music & Performer’s Certificate,
Eastman School of Music, USA

Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (Piano Performance), UK

Licentiate of the Royal Schools of Music (Violin Performance), UK

Biography

Violinist Lynette Lim is a well-known pedagogue based in Singapore, whose students count among the best in the local music scene. She has produced 8 concertmasters and principals of the Singapore National Youth Orchestra in the last decade. Many of her students are also concertmasters of their school orchestras, leading them to win numerous Gold-with-Honours awards over the years.

In the last few years, she has produced the highest ABRSM Grade 8 Violin examination scores 3 times - the highest being an astounding 147 out of the maximum of 150. Most of her students have scored 140 and above for their ABRSM examinations. Her students have also clinched the highest national scores at various diploma level examinations regularly.

In the National Violin & Piano Competition, her students have consistently won top prizes. Some of them have been invited to perform solo with the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Singapore National Youth Orchestra and other local & foreign orchestras. Others have represented Singapore in the Asian Youth Orchestra and other regional orchestras and International music events. Many have won the National Arts Council, Public Service Commission and other local and overseas music scholarships to pursue music degrees in top conservatories in the USA, Germany, England and Australia, where they have graduated at the top of their classes. Recently, a few alumni have won top prizes in competitions on the international platform.

Lynette holds a Master of Music (with distinction) from Indiana University, USA, where she studied with the legendary Professor Emeritus, Josef Gingold. She was a teaching assistant to Professor Sylvia Rosenberg at the Eastman School of Music, USA, where she was awarded the Performer’s Certificate with the Bachelor of Music Degree.

She has been featured in solo and chamber music concerts throughout the USA, as well as in Germany and Japan. She has collaborated with conductor Dennis Russell Davies at the Aspen Music Festival, and was invited by Gunter Schuller and Louis Krasner to be a Fellow at the Berkshire Music Center in Tanglewood. Upon her return to Singapore, she was instrumental in setting up the String Department at the LASALLE-SIA College of the Arts and had been the Co-ordinator of Strings at the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.