Ms. Elly Lim

A prominent music teacher in Indonesia, Ms. Elly Lim has had an extensive teaching experience for over forty years. Teaching both piano and organ, Ms. Lim has produced many of Indonesia's most important music teachers and performers. Her extraordinary teaching has enabled her students to win top prizes in various major piano competitions and to pass important international piano exams with highest award and distinction. Her teaching methods are proven to be effective for students of all ages, including adults. Aside from her acclaimed reputation in teaching her students, Ms. Lim also successfully taught her own two children, Dr. Stephanie Neeman and Dr. Hendry Wijaya, who are both one of Indonesia's most well-known performers today. Ms. Lim had been invited to give music lectures and to be an adjudicator in many competitions, both in Indonesia and abroad.

artistic director & chief advisor

Dr. Hendry Wijaya

D.M.A., M.M., B.M., Manhattan School of Music; L.R.S.M. Diploma with highest distinction, Royal Schools of Music. First attracted attention in 1996 when he won the Artist International's "Young Artist Piano Award" and made his critically acclaimed New York Recital debut at the world famous Carnegie Hall. First public performance at the age of four on National Radio of the Republic of Indonesia. Winning several prestigious competitions, Dr. Wijaya has performed throughout the United States and abroad. His performances have been broadcast on both television and radio. Performances include: United Nations General Assembly Hall, Lincoln Center For the Performing Arts, Merkin Hall, Steinway Hall, Yamaha Hall, Eastern Music Festival, Aspen Music Festival. Studies: Elly Lim, Constance Keene, Herbert Stessin, Robert Weirich. For more information, please visit www.hendrywijaya.com.

Administrative director

Ms. Ingrid Cahya

S.P., IPB University. One of the finest piano teachers in Indonesia, Ms. Ingrid has nurtured many talented pianists who are constantly active in national competitions, festivals and other musical activities. Her students have passed with highest Distinction in various music examinations. Ms. Ingrid joined the piano faculty and the Board of Directors of the Elly Lim Music Studio in 2018. Her exceptional organizational skills have been an invaluable asset to our school. She has helped organize many of the most important musical events in Indonesia, such as the Indonesia Steinway Youth Piano Competition, JCoM-Boston National Piano Competition, Jakarta International Open Piano Competition and Indonesia International Piano Competition, among others.

head of conservatory department

Dr. Stephanie Neeman

D.M.A., College-Conservatory of Music at University of Cincinnati; M.M., B.M., Manhattan School of Music; L.R.S.M. Diploma with highest distinction, Royal Schools of Music. Stephanie Neeman has won virtually all major piano competitions in Indonesia, including the first prize in the prestigious Yamaha National Piano Competition when she was only 6 years old (the youngest winner ever). She won the first prize at the Empire State International Piano Competition and Lillian Fuchs Chamber Music Competition. She also took top prize, best interpretation and outstanding performance of Franz Liszt at the 2009 Liszt-Garrisson International Piano Competition in the United States. Her passion and dedication in teaching have brought tremendous positive impact and accomplishment to her students. Her students have won prizes in many prestigious piano competitions, such as the ASEAN International Chopin Piano Competition, ASEAN International Concerto Competition,and the E.L.M.S. Conservatory of Music International Piano Competition, among others. Her students have also been awarded with both Dip. ABRSM, and L.R.S.M. from the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music with highest distinction and they were scored highest in Asia. Stephanie is also on the faculty of the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Preparatory Division and teaching music theory at CCM-college division. Studies: Prof. James Tocco, Elly Lim, Prof. Herbert Stessin and Dr. Hendry Wijaya. For more information, please visit neemanpianoduo.com.

head of piano department

Dr. Edward Neeman

D.M.A., The Juilliard School; M.M., Manhattan School of Music; B.M., Australian National University. Edward Neeman has received numerous accolades for his piano performances across five continents. He has won first prizes in the Rodrigo, Carlet, and Kawai international piano competitions and has performed with orchestras including the Prague Philharmonic, the Madrid Philharmonic, the Sydney Symphony, Melbourne Symphony, West Australia Symphony, and The Queensland Orchestra. He has been featured on ABC television and radio programs in Australia and the United States. Edward is completing his doctoral studies at The Juilliard School, where he studies with Jerome Lowenthal. He is also on the faculty of the College-Conservatory of Music in Cincinnati, Preparatory Division. He gives regular masterclasses at Australian National University and Elly Lim Conservatory of Music in Indonesia. For more information, please visit neemanpianoduo.com.