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KEKTJIANG LIM

Lim Kek-Tjiang, one of the most famous Chinese conductors and violinists. He started to take violin lessons at the age of eight. At the age of eighteen, he was awarded a scholarship by the government of the then Dutch East Indies to study at the Amsterdam Conservatory. He graduated from the conservatory in 1950 “cum laude” with the Distinction of Virtuosity. In 1959, Lim left Indonesia for China at the invitation of the Chinese government to take up an appointment as music director and principal conductor of Central Radio Symphony Orchestra and to teach at the Beijing Central Conservatory of Music. Lim was the music director of the Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra in later years. Lim moved to Australia in 1976. He regularly guest-conducted and appeared as soloist with the country’s leading orchestras, and also taught at Australia’s leading music schools. Lim was the principal guest conductor of Japan’s Gunma Symphony Orchestra. He worked with many orchestras in Japan, China, Korea, Germany and Singapore during that period. Lim moved to Taiwan in 1991 and served as the music director of the Evergreen Symphony Orchestra of Taiwan. In 2008, Lim conducted two concerts organised by the Taiwan National Symphony Orchestra in celebrating Lim’s eighty years birthday.

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