Sodam Lim

Second Violin
Sodam Lim Portrait

Violinist Sodam Lim joined the Alabama Symphony Orchestra in 2019 and has established herself as a committed chamber and orchestral musician mostly in the United States and South Korea. Prior to joining ASO, Ms. Lim was a member at New World Symphony for 3 seasons where she has performed in solo performances and many leading roles with some of the world's prominent conductors and artists such as Michael Tilson Thomas, Bernard Labadie, Emmanuel Ax, Yo-Yo Ma, Gil Shaham, Augustin Hadelich, to name a few. In her hometown, Seoul, Ms. Lim also has collaborated frequently in principal roles with Bach Collegium Seoul and Bach Solisten Seoul.

Ms. Lim has been invited to distinguished music festivals such as the Great Mountain Music Festival, Sarasota Music Festival, Foulger International Music Festival, Lake George Music Festival and Tanglewood Music Center. In addition, Ms. Lim was a top prizewinner at the Strad Strings Competition, Sunhwa Music Concours, The Journal of music competition, and Boston Young Artist Competition. 

Born and raised in Seoul, Ms. Lim's education has taken her across the globe. She received her Bachelor of Music degree and teaching certificate from Hanyang University in Seoul, graduating Summa cum laude. After moving to the U.S., she received a Master of Music degree and graduate diploma from New England Conservatory with Academic Honors, and she finished her performer's diploma at Indiana University, studying with Alexander Kerr, the Concertmaster of the Dallas Symphony. Her main teachers were Joseph Kim, Jueun Cho, James Buswell, Nicholas Kitchen, and Jason Horowitz.