Hyobi Sim

Alice Preves Viola Chair

Violist Hyobi Sim began the study of viola when she was 12 years old. After three years of playing viola, she was accepted as a student at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia where she studied with Roberto Diaz and received a Bachelor of Music. She was selected as a member of the Curtis on Tour ensemble. She performed in Detroit, California, Maine, Chicago and Philadelphia with Curtis faculty members Ida Kavafian and Peter Wiley. A special prize winner of the Lionel Tertis International Viola Competition, she pursues her career as well, such as performing with the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra and performing the Hindemith Viola Concerto with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra. She received a Masters of Music at the Juilliard School where she studied with Misha Amory and Hsin-Yun Huang.

Do you have any hobbies?###

“I started doing Pilates last March and I am loving it! Sometimes I feel tight and sore after long hours of playing my instrument. Pilates relaxes my body, but also gives me strength, so it really helps my playing.”

What other genres of music do you like to listen to?###

“I love listening to jazz music!”