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Hyewon Kim



Instrument: Cello



The Juilliard School, BM, MM




Ms. Kim has made appearances in various concert venues including Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, David Geffen Hall, the Korea Society and Merkin Concert Hall. She has recorded with Gil Shaham and Sejong Soloists as part of Shaham’s 1930s Violin Concertos project released on Canary Classics. She has been invited to perform as a guest artist with Ars Antiqua de Paris and at New Year’s Eve concerts hosted by Korea’s Munhwa Broadcasting Corporation, and she was featured in the Japan-America Institute for New Music concert and the Young Musicians Concert of Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. She has served as principal and associate principal cellist of the Juilliard Orchestra under the batons of Emmanuel Villaume, Alan Gilbert and Itzhak Perlman.

Ms. Kim appeared as a soloist with the Busan Philharmonic Orchestra, performing Brahms’ Double Concerto. She performed Dvořák’s Cello Concerto with the Lehman Symphony Orchestra and Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Eastern Connecticut Symphony Orchestra as a winner of the ECSO competition. The Day described her performance of the Elgar concerto as “spellbinding” and “mesmerizing.” As a recipient of the Jack Kent Cooke Young Artist Award, she has appeared on NPR’s “From the Top.” She has also received various awards, including the Seolbong Scholarship awarded by the Ryu Foundation and Korean Honor Scholarship awarded by the Embassy of the Republic of Korea.

A native of South Korea, Ms. Kim was born into a family of classical music lovers. After learning violin, flute and piano, the deep sound of the cello fascinated her when she was 10. After winning numerous national competitions and engaging in other musical pursuits in Korea, she was accepted to the Juilliard Pre-College Division. She has studied with Timothy Eddy, Darrett Adkins and André Emelianoff; she holds Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School. Ms. Kim is a faculty member at New York Music School and a member of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra.

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