Aram Kim, 17, is from Albany, NY. She started playing the violin at the age of 6. Aram has won first prize in competitions such as the Lois Lymann Concerto Competition, VIVO International Music Competition, Anthony R. Stefan Scholarship Competition, Uel Wade Scholarship Competition, New York Debut Concerto Competition, International Virtuoso Competition, and the Soloists of New England International Competition, among others. She received the Merit Award in the Blount Slawson Young Artist Competition in Montgomery, AL. She was a semi-finalist in the 2019 Thomas & Evon Cooper International Violin Competition in Oberlin, OH. She has performed in halls in New York City such as Merkin Concert Hall, Victor Borge Hall, Weill Recital Hall of Carnegie Hall, as well as Troy Savings Bank Music Hall in Troy, NY. She has played in masterclasses for prestigious violinists such as James Ehnes, and has also performed the Mendelssohn Octet with Josef Špaček. She has served as the second violin principal in 2018 and concertmaster in 2019 of the Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra.
Aram was a recipient of scholarship from the National Federation of Music Clubs in 2018. She has also been selected to receive the Jack Kent Cook Young Artists Scholarship in 2019 and performed for the famous classical radio show, From The Top, in January 2020. She has been a member of the Empire State Youth Orchestra for 4 years. She has attended the 4 Strings Music Festival, Narnia Music Festival in Italy, and the renowned Meadowmount School of Music. She is currently under the instruction of Ann Setzer in the Juilliard Pre-College Division.