新加坡青年作曲, 音乐制作, 音乐人，教师以及 讲师。 新加坡华乐总会理事，新加坡笙协会理事。新
加坡英华学校(自主)前音乐系主任, 新加坡莱佛音乐 学院-英国西伦敦大学外考官以及讲师, 新加坡教育部 音乐考官以及新加坡教育部继续学院(STAR)讲师与顾 问。出生于新加坡, 少年时期开始学笙和古典吉他, 之后学习作曲。
2009 年毕业于新加坡南洋理工大学教育学院本科 (荣誉学位), 并获得南洋理工大学校友金牌和教育学院 最优秀学生奖。2014 年考入中央音乐学院作曲系研究 生, 荣获新加坡艺术理事会以及中国来华奖学金, 师从中国著名作曲家唐建平教授。2004 年在新加坡全国华乐比赛的乐队和笙独奏组别(公开组)得了冠军以及 亚军。2009-2014 担任新加坡鼟乐团驻团作曲家。
他的音乐创作涉及民族管弦乐队, 合唱, 室内乐, 影视配乐, 话剧, 舞蹈, 电子以及多媒体等作品。他的原创影视配乐也在重大的国际电影节获 奖以及被播放。
Singapore-born composer Benjamin Lim Yi (b.1984) first started out playing the Chinese reed pipe mouth organ, the sheng, winning numerous national prizes and performing in local orchestras. As a composer, his versatility is displayed through the wide spectrum of genres that he writes for, including commissioned concert pieces to theatre, contemporary dance and stage productions, to film, television and children’s songs for pedagogical purposes.
Some of the groups and artists he has written music for and collaborated with include The Central Ballet Academy of China, the Shanghai Chinese Orchestra, Central Conservatory of Music Orchestra, China Ethnic Song and Dance Ensemble, Guiyang Symphony Orchestra, Wu Tong (from The Silk Road Ensemble), Singapore Chinese Orchestra, Singapore Lyric Opera Children’s Choir, T.H.E. Dance Company, Dingyi Music Ensemble, Little Giant Ensemble, Re:mix String Orchestra, Oxley String Quartet, The Sing Song Club and The TENG Ensemble; they have been performed and showcased in Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, London, and many cities across China including Shanghai and Beijing.
He has also written music for the CCTV 1 Station, Beijing Television Station, Zhejiang Weishi Station and arranged music for the popular singing competition Sing!China. His soundtracks for film have accompanied and won various awards at notable international film festivals, including the Busan Film Festival, Asian Film Festival Berlin, Shanghai Film Festival, Cairo Film Festival, Osaka Asian Film Festival, Jakarta Film Festival and the Singapore Film Festival.
A former trained educator teaching the International Baccalaureate and Cambridge GCE, Benjamin has continued to write music and lesson plans for the Singapore General Music syllabus, and frequently collaborates with the Ministry of Education, Singapore in giving lectures and talks on music for pedagogical use. His piece ‘Flame’ was the commissioned set piece for the 2017 Singapore Youth Festival Arts Presentation Chinese Orchestra (secondary section) category. He has also written and produced numerous children’s songs under the ‘Ivy League Dad’ company for distribution across China, and is an overseas examiner in Tianjin, Guangzhou and Wuhan for the University of West London- Singapore Raffles Music College.
Benjamin graduated from the Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing, with a Masters of Music under the tutelage of Professor Jianping Tang, and was a recipient of the Singapore National Arts Council (Postgraduate) and Central Chinese Government scholarships. He is also an executive committee member of the Singapore Chinese Music Federation and Singapore Sheng Society.