Harrison Student Violinist Eugenie Lim Selected as National Finalist for Senior String Competition

Harrison High student selected as national finalist.

DSC_9403[88].jpgHarrison High School junior Eugenie Lim will compete as a national finalist in the Music Teachers National Association (MTNA) Competition Senior String Division Competition.

Eugenie earned this opportunity after winning the Georgia State Senior String Competition, advancing to the Southern Division, and winning the Southern Division of the Senior String Competition. The Harrison junior has studied violin for 11 years, is a member of her high school orchestra program, and serves as a Concert Master of the top Chamber Orchestra at Harrison. 

“Eugenie does an incredible job of leading the orchestra at Harrison and inspires other students to pursue excellence in music making on a daily basis,” said Koji Mori, Harrison Director of Orchestras. “She is kind, compassionate, and highly respected by her peers and does an incredible job of sharing the joy of music with others. We are very excited for Eugenie and wish her the very best as she goes to the National MTNA Competition!”

The award-winning Harrison violinist is a winner of the 2022 Atlanta Symphony Youth Orchestra (ASYO) Concerto competition. A member of ASYO since 8th grade, she was chosen as the Concertmaster of the Georgia 9-10 All-State Orchestra in 2022 and 2023 and Concertmaster of the Georgia 11-12 All-State Orchestra in 2024.

Since age 7, Eugenie has studied under Sonja Foster, an alumna of The Curtis Institute and The Juilliard School. As the winner of the Ruth Kern Competition of the Atlanta Music Club, she made her solo orchestra debut with the Atlanta Community Orchestra at the age of 10 in 2017. In September 2019, Eugenie soloed with the Gulf Coast Steinway Society Orchestra as the winner of the Junior Division of their Concerto Competition. In November 2019, Eugenie won first place in the Apprentice Division at the Samuel Fordis Young Artist Concerto Competition of the Georgia Philharmonic and soloed with them in February 2020. She also won first place in the Alpharetta Symphony Concerto Competition and soloed with them in March 2020. 

As a result of winning the American Protege Competition, the Cobb student soloed in 2017 at Carnegie Hall, Weill Recital Hall in New York. She secured 1st place in the MTNA/GA Junior Strings Division in 2017, 2018, and 2020 and performed at the Regional Finals in Virginia in 2017. She was also the 1st place winner of the MTNA/GA Senior Strings Division in 2023. 

The national winner of this competition will receive a cash prize and perform in a Winners Concert at the MTNA National Conference.

The three-tiered MTNA competitions begin at the state level. Winners of each State Competition advance to the video-only division competition. Division winners then proceed to the National Competition Finals.