Photo of Iida Lymi - Violinst for the Arcus Quartet

Young and energetic Finnish violinist Iida Lymi has studied and performed as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician throughout Europe. During the past few years Lymi has studied at the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna with Professor and Emeritus Rector Michael Frischenschlager and with violin artist and Professor Minna Pensola at the Sibelius Academy, Helsinki. At the Autumn 2017 Lymi started her studies at the Royal College of Music, London with Professor Daniel Rowland and since the last Spring she has continued her studies with Professor Jan Repko.

As an orchestral musician Lymi has toured around Europe and recorded as a section leader of the famous Helsinki Strings Orchestra as well as performing as concert master at the Sibelius Academy Symphony Orchestra.

Lymi plays the first violin in the Arcus Quartet with whom she has already debuted at the famous Wigmore Hall in London to add to the numerous concerts the quartet has given during the past two years around the UK. Lymi has attended in several masterclasses given by Sergey Malov, Esther Hoppe and Pekka Kuusisto to name but a few. Gezá Szilvay, Lauri Untamala, Eriika Levander and Marko Ylönen have been extremely influential in Lymi's career.

Lymi is grateful for the generous support and funding provided to her by The Finnish Cultural Foundation.