Press Quotes

What the press is saying about...
Michael Jinsoo Lim, violin:
"Henry Cowell's Homage to Iran was played with delicious abandon by violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim." 
--Gramophone

"Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim hit trills and cirrus-high notes with bewitching concision."  
--Seattle Times

"Michael Jinsoo Lim is a wonderfully evocative violinist, equally comfortable with the classical repertory as he is with contemporary music. Seen live, his playing smokes and sizzles with dynamic tension."    
--International Examiner

"A formidable violinist."                                                                                          
--The Stranger

"Thanks to the violin and viola of Michael Jinsoo Lim and Melia Watras, the neo‐classicism of the Duo by the eclectic Paul Chihara achieved a rare refinement.”
--Les Dernières Nouvelles D’Alsace (France)

Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra (Michael Jinsoo Lim, Concertmaster):
"Surely the best ballet band in America."  
--New York Times

"The playing of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra remains the finest of any American ballet troupe, beautifully showing the sensuous harmonies of the score." 
--New York Times

"The outstanding Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra, conducted by Emil de Cou, brought newfound beauty to this score.”
--Los Angeles Times

"As for the music throughout the performance, the PNB orchestra under Emil de Cou has never sounded better, crisp and clean when it needed to be, lush and full when that was required. Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim and pianist Christina Siemens played the Pärt with feeling and depth, demonstrating once again how fortunate PNB is to have musicians of such quality in the pit." 
--Seattle Post-Intelligencer

"Prokofiev’s celebrated score for Romeo and Juliet has never sounded better in the theater, in my experience, than at Pacific Northwest Ballet’s two performances on Saturday at City Center."
--New York Times

Corigliano Quartet (Michael Jinsoo Lim, co-founder and violinist):

"The unbridled force and full-metal virtuosity that the Corigliano Quartet unleash on this music is astounding."                                                                                                  
--Gramophone

“Knockout performances.”
--New York Times

“Performances by the Corigliano Quartet are aptly bold and authoritative.”                
--The Strad

 “The Corigliano Quartet plays with fervor and imagination.”
--The San Francisco Chronicle

“The beautifully blended sounds of the Corigliano Quartet achieve a rare expression of nostalgic wonder.” 
--Scene Magazine (London)