Victor Lim is City Music Foundation artist

Congratulations to keyboard alumnus Victor Lim, one of City Music Foundation’s 2021 artists.

Chosen from a recording-breaking number of applicants, Victor was one of 11 selected for the innovative two-year programme after completing a series of stages and a final live audition before an expert panel of judges.

This year’s panel (including Sholto Kynoch, Howard Williams, Seb Scotney, Kit Downes, Leslie East, Mats Lidstrom, Louise Williams, Joan Rodgers, William Dazeley, Iain Burnside, Paul Edlin and William Fong) chose the 11 due to their outstanding talent, regardless of instrument or genre. All artists now have the chance to benefit from the valuable aspects of the CMF programme.

Group shot of all CMF artists

Credit: Benjamin Ealovega

Managing Director of CMF, Clare Taylor says: ‘As the music industry comes back to life after the pandemic, CMF received more applications than ever from exceptionally accomplished young professional performers. We are thrilled to be in a position to enrol more soloists and ensembles on the Artist Programme than ever. This is a time of unusual challenges, but also of great opportunities and we hugely look forward to helping the 2021 CMF Artists as they reconnect and establish their careers.’

CMF’s recent partnership with Barts Heritage allowed the live auditions to take place in the stunning Great Hall in the North Wing of St Bartholomew’s Hospital in September.

Graduating this year with a Postgraduate Diploma in Advanced Studies, Victor gave his first public appearance in the 2012 BBC Young Musicians of the Year competition. Since then he’s performed internationally as a soloist and collaborative pianist in the UK, France, Germany, Austria, Norway, Denmark, Romania, China, Singapore and South Korea. Earlier this year he won the RNCM Gold Medal, the College’s most prestigious prize for performance. He is currently continuing his studies at the RNCM as a CPD student.

15 November 2021