Pianist Tae Yeon Lim, a native of South Korea, has appeared across America, Austria, Germany, Italy, South Korea, and China as a recitalist and concerto soloist. She participated in the International Summer Academy of Mozarteum in Salzburg; Beijing International Music Festival, where she won the concerto competition; International Keyboard Institute and Festival (IKIF) in New York City and Accademia Europea Villa Bossi in Italy.
In South Korea, she performed with Sorisam Chamber Orchestra and Kyung-Hee University Symphony. She also debuted at Sejong Hall as a member of Chosun Journal Young Artist Series and won the first prize in the Busan Duo-piano competition. In the United States, she continued her piano studies with renowned pianist James Tocco as a scholarship student at the Manhattan School of Music, where she earned Master of Music and Professional Study certificates. Ms. Lim also served on the piano faculty of Westerhoff School of Music in New Jersey and worked as a music director at the Korean Trinity Presbyterian Church in Queens, NY.
In 2008, Ms. Lim moved to Los Angeles where she received the William H. Phillips and Beatrice C. Phillips Music Scholarship in the Graduate Certificate program and Doctor of Musical Arts Degree at University of Southern California, Thornton School of Music. She won the Special Award at the MPE Loeb Competition, Beverly Hills Audition and was Semi-finalist at American Prize piano solo division in 2015 and 2nd prize winner at eMuse Online Music competition in 2016. She performed as a member of J Concert Artists, had solo recital at Alhambra Performing Arts Center, Los Angeles City College, Santa Monica Emeritus College, Los Angeles Valley College, Brand Library and Palos Verdes Library. Recently, Ms. Lim made her debut recording; Joachim Raff-complete music for cello and piano, and it is released in September under the label of Toccata Classics. She also works as a board member of Korean Musicians Association of Southern California.