Guest Artist: Rira Lim, piano

Guest Artist

Rira Lim, piano


Friday, Jan. 19, 2024, 1:30 p.m.

Winifred Smith Hall

CTSA Department of Music Visiting Professor of Piano, Rira Lim will perform a solo piano recital in Winifred Smith Hall. From the Korea National University of Education, Professor Lim will perform an all-Chopin program, including Waltzes, Nocturnes and the complete four Ballades.

The recital is free and open to the public.

About the Artist

Rira Lim, pianist

Pianist Rira Lim has concertized throughout Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, and North America. She has extensively performed in recital and chamber music as well as appearing as a soloist with the various orchestras including North Hungarian Symphony Orchestra, University of North Texas Symphony Orchestra, Varna Philharmonic Orchestra, and Vratza Philharmonic Orchestra. She has also performed at several international music festivals in the U.S. and Europe, including the Dallas Beethoven Festival, Schleswig-Holstein Musik Festival, and the International Weimar Masterkurse. Lim has been recognized with awards in various international piano competitions, including a diploma in the 2004 Wiesbaden International Piano Competition in Germany and first prizes in the 2005 International Symphonic Workshops Competition in Varna, Bulgaria, as well as the University of North Texas concerto competition in 2006-2007. Earning praise for her virtuosity and musical artistry, she released a critically acclaimed CD featuring Gian Francesco Malipiero's major piano works, including a world premiere recording, in 2014 under the Naxos recording label.

Born in Gwangju, South Korea, Lim completed her early musical training at Yonsei University in Seoul before moving to the United States to further her studies and advance her musical career. As a pupil of famed pianist Joseph Banowetz, she earned both the Master of Music and Doctor of Musical Arts degrees in piano performance from the University of North Texas.

Since 2013, Lim has served in the Department of Music at Korea National University of Education, where she previously held positions as the director of the Arts Education Research Institute and coordinator of the music department for both undergraduate and graduate programs. She is currently serving as a visiting piano professor at UCI during the academic year 2023-2024.


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January 19, 2024 - 1:30pm