Born in Seoul, South Korea, Yeolim Nam began studying the violin at the age of eleven. She received her primary training from the prestigious Sun-Hwa Arts school in Korea, where she received many awards, including the Grand prize for the school's chamber music competition. In 1996, Yeolim was selected to perform for renowned violinist, Sarah Chang and then was invited to accompany Miss Chang on her concert tour throughout Germany. This experience was filmed as a documentary and aired by KBS TV Date, a Korean television show.
An avid chamber musician, Yeolim has spent many summers at various chamber music festivals, including the Kneisel Hall Chamber Music Festival in Maine and International Stichting Masterclass Apeldoorn in the Netherlands, where she studied with renowned violinist Phillippe Graffin.
In addition, Yeolim performed with many orchestras including the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra, Harrisburgh Symphony Orchestra, New Haven Symphony Orchestra, Mannes College of Music Summer Opera Orchestra, New England Conservatory Symphony Orchestra, and Festival Ensemble Stuttgart Bach Akademie, where she served extensively as a concertmaster under Helmut Riling and toured all around Germany.
Yeolim has kept a dedicated studio of budding talents, both in Boston and New York. She has taught at many prestigious preparatory music schools such as Long Island Conservatory-a part of SUNY Old Westbury, New York Conservatory, and Diller-Quaille School of Music, where she served as a coach at the school’s Adult Chamber Music Seminar. She holds teaching positions at Dedham School of Music, Concord Conservatory of Music, and recently, she was appointed as a chamber music faculty at the New England Conservatory Preparatory School.
Ms. Nam holds a Master of Music degree from the New England Conservatory in Boston, Massachusetts, where she studied under Malcolm Lowe, the concertmaster of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, and is a Doctoral candidate at Stony Brook University, State University of New York.