About Mimi

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Mimi is one of the most accredited violin teachers in Colorado. Born in Chongqing, China, she performed as a first violinist in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra and has been teaching private violin lessons in the Denver area for over 30 years.

Some of Mimi’s accomplishments & experience include:

  • Juilliard School of Music, student of world-famous pedagogues Dorothy Delay and Ivan Galamian.

  • Masters degree in violin performance.

  • Indiana University, teaching fellowship with Josef Gingold.

  • Performed with the American Symphony Orchestra under Stokowski in Carnegie Hall.

  • First violinist in the Colorado Symphony Orchestra for over 30 years.

Mimi’s teaching credentials and specialty areas include:

  • Certification in all 10 Suzuki teaching books.

  • Coaching orchestral repertoire and preparing advanced students for auditions.

  • Starting young violinists and specializing in developing an individually designed curriculum appropriate to each student’s unique talents, needs, and goals.

  • Experience teaching private violin lessons in the Denver area for over 30 years.

  • Building lasting relationships with over 100 students.

  • Teacher of Master classes in both China and Germany.

  • Fluent in English, Mandarin Chinese, and German.

Mimi’s students’ achievements include:

  • Admittance to Juilliard School of Music & Curtis Institute of Music

  • Members via audition to the

    • Denver Young Artists Orchestra (DYAO)

    • Colorado Youth Symphony Orchestra (CYSO)

    • Colorado All State Orchestra

    • University of Northern Colorado Weekend for Strings

Mimi accompanies her students on the piano and teaches in her southeast Denver Studio in Greenwood Village, close to the Denver Tech Center (DTC), near I-25 and Belleview (exit 199).

Mimi’s husband, Jurgen de Lemos, is also a renowned leader in the Colorado music community, serving as former Principal Cellist of the Colorado Symphony; Professor of Cello and Chamber Music at the University of Colorado; conductor at the Arvada Center Orchestra, Denver Young Artists Orchestra, & Boulder Youth Symphony; and current Music Director & Conductor at the Littleton Symphony Orchestra.


Link to:  Home | Mimi’s Teaching Philosophy | Lesson Info | Contact Info

Link to:  Mimi at Suzuki Association of Americas

Email:  mimi@coloradoviolin.com


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