Born in Gwangju, South Korea, Rira Lim completed her undergraduate studies at the Yonsei University in Seoul and her graduate degrees (M.M., D.M.A.) at the University of North Texas College of Music, studying with Joseph Banowetz. She has been awarded prizes at the 2004 Wiesbaden International Piano Competition, the 2005 International Symphonic Workshops Competition and the 2006–07 University of North Texas concerto competition. She gave a critically acclaimed début at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall in 2009 with a programme including Malipiero’s four Preludi autunnali and her début concert at Seoul Arts Center’s Recital hall in 2010 featured Malipiero’s Barlumi. Rira Lim has appeared in concerts throughout Asia, Western and Eastern Europe, and North America. She has performed extensively in recital and chamber music throughout South Korea, Germany, and the United States as well as appearing as a soloist with leading orchestras. She currently serves as Assistant Professor of Piano at Korea National University of Education.