Michael Lim

Instrument

Violin

Question and Answer

How did you choose your instrument?celebrity dresses

I had been playing piano from the age of 4, and always declined violin lessons when asked. However, when my younger sister showed interest in the violin, I decided to take violin lessons too. I was always competitive, and couldn’t let my younger sister show me up!

Best part about being an orchestral musician in the HSO?

The best part about being an orchestral musician in the HSO is being a part of the symphony I used to watch growing up, and working alongside so many of my former mentors who helped to shape me into the musician I am today.

Favorite composer?

Igor Stravinsky, particularly “Rite of Spring.”

Favorite solo piece?

One of my favorite solo pieces of all time is Rachmaninoff’s 2nd Piano Concerto, but in terms of violin, it would have to be between the Tchaikovsky or Sibelius violin concerto.

Other than classical music, _____ is on my phone/iPod.

I don’t have music on my phone, but I’ll listen to just about anything. I love Disney, musicals, and oldies from the 70’s and 80’s.

Activities, hobbies, interests outside of music?

I have always enjoyed playing video games, and I like science (especially astronomy).

Guilty pleasure?

Sweets. Candy, Soda, anything sugary. I’m trying to cut back, but I love the stuff.

More about Michael Lim

Michael Lim was born and raised in Honolulu, Hawaii. He started taking piano lessons at the age of four, and violin lessons when he was seven. After graduating from Punahou School, he attended Indiana University, Bloomington, where he received his bachelors and masters degrees in violin performance. In addition to performing with the orchestra, Michael is a passionate music educator. He teaches orchestra and choir at Mid Pacific, and private violin lessons.