Rotterdam picks Korean principal cello

The new leader of the Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchesatra cellos emerged from auditions this week.

She is Hee-Young Lim, 28, a finalist at the last Tchaikovsky Competition.

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  • Many, many congratulations!
    I very much liked the orchestra’s playing on some recordings and I like her playing on the video you’ve posted here.

    Thanks for the great news!

  • Hee-Young Lim was not a finalist at the last Tchaikovsky Competition; she competed in the first round, but did not proceed to the second round.

  • From what I know she wasn’t one of the finalists. There was a finalist from South Korea, and her name was Seung-Min Kang. Lim only played in the 1st round of the competition.

  • From what I know she wasn’t one of the finalists. There was one finalist from South Korea, and her name was Seung-Min Kang. Lim only played in the 1st round of the competition.

  • I love her playing! Very sensitive and touching. What fantastic news.
    I’ve done some researches, she won several competitions in the US, was the finalist of the Casals Competition, the semi finals of Feuermann Grand Prix and Paulo competition and participated (one of 22cellists) in the last Tchaikovsky competition. Congratulations !

      • Ask Leonard Rose, Nick Rosen, Carter Brey, Popov and others. In a great orchestra it takes a lot of solo skills and confidence to lead 9 other would-be soloists behind you! And trust me they all think they are better than the guy in front of them. So the solo skills are certainly necessary to play DonQuixote and Bourgeoise Gentillhomme etc. Would you say the same about a concertmaster. Interesting fact that the Europeans call their principal cello and other principal strings, concertmaster of the cellos not principal as we do in America.

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