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Elizabeth Lim

ASCM, BMus, MMus

Examiner Number: 1010

Elizabeth Lim studied clarinet and piano at the Sydney University Conservatorium of Music, graduating with an Associate Diploma, Bachelor of Music Degree with Distinction and Master of Music Degree.

Following her studies in Australia she was awarded a Queen Elizabeth II Silver Jubilee Award, a Hungarian Government Scholarship and a Goethe-Institut Scholarship in the Field of Arts which enabled her to further her music studies at an advanced level in Europe.

Elizabeth has a strong background in teaching and performing and has extensive experience in both tertiary and non-tertiary levels of teaching. Aside from running a successful private music studio, her experience includes clarinet and saxophone teaching as well as ensemble conducting and orchestral and chamber music tutoring at Newcastle and Sydney Conservatoria, the Australian Institute of Music and for Sydney Youth Orchestra. She appears frequently in the capacity of adjudicator and examiner, as well as guest tutor apropos to her concern with the promotion of cultural awareness and commitment and involvement in the music development of young players.

Elizabeth works as a freelance recitalist and orchestral musician and has performed extensively in Australia and abroad. Her experience includes performances with such orchestras and ensembles as the Australian Opera and Ballet Orchestra, Sydney Opera House Orchestra, Hunter Symphony Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra, Canberra Wind Soloists and The Seymour Group as well as holding principal clarinet positions with the Phantom of the Opera, West Side Story, Porgy and Bess and Les Misérables Orchestras.

Other highlights include finalist in the Selmer Clarinet Award at the Second National Clarinet Congress (1986), prizewinner in the Boosey and Hawkes Encouragement Award (1986), solo broadcasts as finalist in the 2MBS-FM Radio Young Performers’ Competition (1990) and Premier Prix Winner of the Superior Clarinet Degree in the Concours Général de Musique et d’Art Dramatique in Paris, France (1993).

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