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Biography


Joachim Lim is as comfortable playing timpani in Mahler as he is drumming in a rock band. Armed with wide musical knowledge and versatility, he “performs with a razor-sharp edge” (The Straits Times) and is quick to adapt to fellow musicians and any situation he is put into.

 

 

Joachim has experience in various orchestras and ensembles, including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, the Singapore Lyric Opera, OpusNovus, Now Hear This, the Peabody Wind Ensemble, the Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble, percussion ensembles from the Peabody Institute of Music and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, and many others. Artists he has also collaborated with include Kevin Puts, Marin Alsop, Boston Brass, T’ang Quartet, José Carreras, Diego Masson, Roland Szentpáli, Paul Cesarczyk, Jim Casella, Stuart Marrs and Gifford Howarth, to name a few. He has performed in several countries including the United States of America, Italy, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

 

 

Joachim has participated in master-classes by various renowned artists like Amadinda Percussion, So Percussion, Tambuco Percussion Ensemble, Peter Sadlo, Gwendolyn Dease, Tom Freer, Ji Hye Jung, Eduardo Leandro, Tom Gauger, Paul Philbert, and Gifford Howarth. Through these master-classes, he intends to use the experience and knowledge gained to advocate percussion exposure in his home country, Singapore, through performances and education. He is a firm believer that knowledge should be shared so that others may experience the joy in music making and listening, and in July 2016, held his first independent solo percussion concert to promote this cause. Described by The Straits Times as having an “aura of informal intensity”, Joachim’s concert featured three Singapore premieres, “turning the potentially ridiculous into the searingly serious”.

 

 

In October 2016, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory held its Performers(’) Present Symposium, where Joachim was heavily involved with concerts and collaborations, including Boston Brass, the Brass faculty of YSTCM, guitarist Paul Cesarczyk, and the Lorong Boys’ concert.

 

 

He was also part of the pioneer group of students that participated in the Joint Degree programme between the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore. Graduating from both schools with First Class Honours, Joachim was also placed in the Dean’s List in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and was the Valedictorian of the Conservatory. He was also awarded the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Outstanding Achievement Award during his graduation in 2014 and in the same year, was offered a full scholarship from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music to pursue his Masters degree at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated in May 2016. In Singapore, he studied with Jonathan Fox, principal percussionist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra; at Peabody, his mentors include marimba virtuoso Robert van Sice, and his team of teachers including Tom Freer, Gwendolyn Dease, and David Skidmore.

 

 

Apart from his Classical achievements, Joachim is also part of the classical-pop fusion quintet, Lorong Boys. Their spontaneous performance in the trains one night in Singapore brought overnight fame and success, and they were soon sought after by the media and other music groups in Singapore. The Lorong Boys’ achievements include a sponsored music video by Yahoo! Singapore, which they dedicated to Singapore’s 49th National Day, collaborations with renowned Singapore musicians Inch Chua, Nathan Hartono, The Sam Willows, and concerts in Esplanade venues. In 2015, they were invited to perform at the President’s Star Charity, the Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award Ceremony, and also recorded the soundtrack to a television drama programme. In 2016, they were invited to perform in YST’s Performers(’) Present Symposium, where they staged and performed various Classical and pop pieces.

 

 

Joachim endorses Pantheon Percussion and works closely with Singapore's premier percussion atelier, Percussion Works (P.Works).

 

Biography


Joachim Lim is as comfortable playing timpani in Mahler as he is drumming in a rock band. Armed with wide musical knowledge and versatility, he “performs with a razor-sharp edge” (The Straits Times) and is quick to adapt to fellow musicians and any situation he is put into.

 

 

Joachim has experience in various orchestras and ensembles, including the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, the Metropolitan Festival Orchestra, the Singapore Lyric Opera, OpusNovus, Now Hear This, the Peabody Wind Ensemble, the Peabody Latin Jazz Ensemble, percussion ensembles from the Peabody Institute of Music and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, and many others. Artists he has also collaborated with include Kevin Puts, Marin Alsop, Boston Brass, T’ang Quartet, José Carreras, Diego Masson, Roland Szentpáli, Paul Cesarczyk, Jim Casella, Stuart Marrs and Gifford Howarth, to name a few. He has performed in several countries including the United States of America, Italy, China, Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.

 

 

Joachim has participated in master-classes by various renowned artists like Amadinda Percussion, So Percussion, Tambuco Percussion Ensemble, Peter Sadlo, Gwendolyn Dease, Tom Freer, Ji Hye Jung, Eduardo Leandro, Tom Gauger, Paul Philbert, and Gifford Howarth. Through these master-classes, he intends to use the experience and knowledge gained to advocate percussion exposure in his home country, Singapore, through performances and education. He is a firm believer that knowledge should be shared so that others may experience the joy in music making and listening, and in July 2016, held his first independent solo percussion concert to promote this cause. Described by The Straits Times as having an “aura of informal intensity”, Joachim’s concert featured three Singapore premieres, “turning the potentially ridiculous into the searingly serious”.

 

 

In October 2016, the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory held its Performers(’) Present Symposium, where Joachim was heavily involved with concerts and collaborations, including Boston Brass, the Brass faculty of YSTCM, guitarist Paul Cesarczyk, and the Lorong Boys’ concert.

 

 

He was also part of the pioneer group of students that participated in the Joint Degree programme between the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University and the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music of the National University of Singapore. Graduating from both schools with First Class Honours, Joachim was also placed in the Dean’s List in the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music and was the Valedictorian of the Conservatory. He was also awarded the National University of Singapore Society (NUSS) Outstanding Achievement Award during his graduation in 2014 and in the same year, was offered a full scholarship from the Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music to pursue his Masters degree at the Peabody Institute of The Johns Hopkins University, where he graduated in May 2016. In Singapore, he studied with Jonathan Fox, principal percussionist of the Singapore Symphony Orchestra; at Peabody, his mentors include marimba virtuoso Robert van Sice, and his team of teachers including Tom Freer, Gwendolyn Dease, and David Skidmore.

 

 

Apart from his Classical achievements, Joachim is also part of the classical-pop fusion quintet, Lorong Boys. Their spontaneous performance in the trains one night in Singapore brought overnight fame and success, and they were soon sought after by the media and other music groups in Singapore. The Lorong Boys’ achievements include a sponsored music video by Yahoo! Singapore, which they dedicated to Singapore’s 49th National Day, collaborations with renowned Singapore musicians Inch Chua, Nathan Hartono, The Sam Willows, and concerts in Esplanade venues. In 2015, they were invited to perform at the President’s Star Charity, the Cultural Medallion and Young Artist Award Ceremony, and also recorded the soundtrack to a television drama programme. In 2016, they were invited to perform in YST’s Performers(’) Present Symposium, where they staged and performed various Classical and pop pieces.

 

 

Joachim endorses Pantheon Percussion and works closely with Singapore's premier percussion atelier, Percussion Works (P.Works).

 

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