Philharmonia Northwest is a chamber orchestra based in north Seattle. We perform a five-concert season from September through April.

We invite you to join us at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Seattle for five regular season concerts.




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Philharmonia Northwest

CONCERT 3: Love Stories

Sunday, 15 February, 2015 – 2:30 p.m.
St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church
4805 NE 45th St., Seattle

Michael Lim, violin

Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana
Wagner Siegfried Idyll
Waggoner Violin Concerto (world premiere)
Mahler Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Bizet Carmen Suite arr. for String Orchestra
Gloria Ferry-Brennan, violin
Violinist Michael Jinsoo Lim has been praised by Gramophone for playing with “delicious abandon” and described as “bewitching” by the Seattle Times. Acclaimed for his role as concertmaster of the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra in Seattle (“beautifully executed, clear violin solos” – Dance International), Lim is also in demand as a chamber musician and as a performer of new and experimental music (“a formidable violinist who gave a knockout reading of Davidovsky’s Synchronisms No. 9” – The Stranger). He is co-founder of the renowned Corigliano Quartet and a member of Open End, a New York City-based ensemble specializing in contemporary music and improvisation.As a member of the Corigliano Quartet (, Lim has enjoyed critical acclaim across the U.S. and abroad and has won numerous awards, including the Grand Prize at the Fischoff Chamber Music Competition and the ASCAP/CMA Award for Adventurous Programming. The Corigliano Quartet has performed in the nation’s leading music centers, including Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall, and the Kennedy Center. The quartet’s Naxos label CD, featuring string quartet works by John Corigliano and Jefferson Friedman, was named as one of The New Yorker’s Top Ten Classical Recordings of the Year.Lim received his formal training at Indiana University, where he studied with the legendary violinist and teacher Josef Gingold. While at Indiana, he won First Prize in the school’s Violin Concerto Competition and served on the faculty as a Visiting Lecturer. Lim later studied chamber music at the Juilliard School and taught there as an assistant to the Juilliard String Quartet. He currently serves on the faculty of Cornish College of the Arts, where he teaches violin and chamber music.Lim has recorded for Naxos, DreamWorks, Albany Records, CRI, Bayer Records, and Aguava New Music, and appears on numerous television and film soundtracks, including the Oscar-winning score to Brokeback Mountain. He has been heard on NPR programs such as Performance Today and All Things Considered. Lim currently lives in Seattle with his wife, violist Melia Watras. For more information on Michael Jinsoo Lim, please visit