String Quartet in F minor Op. 20 No. 5
SHUGO HAYASHI, violin
JOELLE CHIAM YAN LIN, violin
HUANG WANXINYI, viola
ERKIN SULTANOV, cello
Serenade in C major Op. 10
ELIZABETH IULIANA BASOFF-DARSKAIA, violin
HO QIAN HUI, viola
LIU LINGYU, cello
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Singapore born Chian Lim was awarded a scholarship to study viola at the Royal College of Music in London, where he was a prize-winning student. During his time there he studied chamber music with the Chilingirian Quartet and members of the Juilliard and Cleveland Quartets.
After beginning his career in the Singapore Symphony Orchestra, Chian returned to the UK and began what quickly became a successful period working as a freelance viola player. As an active chamber musician, he plays regularly with various groups including the Marias Ensemble and was a member of the Dowdeswell Piano Quartet. Chian has broadcast with the Endymion Ensemble and Lontano on BBC Radio 3 and has also performed at the Wigmore Hall on numerous occasions with various chamber ensembles including the Guildhall Strings.
He was Principal Viola with Glyndebourne on Tour Orchestra and has played Guest Principal Viola with City of London Sinfonia, Royal Ballet Sinfonia and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. He plays regularly with English Chamber Orchestra and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields with whom he has recorded and performed worldwide with esteemed musicians such as Julian Rachlin, Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham and Murray Perahia. He joined the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in 2014 and was elected onto its Board of Directors in 2016.
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