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Soo Yeon Kim



Instrument: Violin



Juilliard School, BM

Juilliard School, MM

Eastman School of Music, DMA




Praised for her musical maturity and masterful technique (Leipziger Volkszeitung), violinist Soo Yeon Kim appears regularly on concert stages throughout the U.S., Germany, Netherlands, and Asia, including her native country, South Korea. She has appeared on concert stages, notably Avery Fisher Hall, Alice Tully Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center, Stern Auditorium at Carnegie Hall, Yamaha Hall at Yamaha Ginza in Japan, Grand Hall at Busan Cultural Center in Korea, and Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hall in Leipzig, Germany.


As a soloist, Ms. Kim made her first orchestra concerto debut at the age of nine with Korean Symphonietta, playing Lalo’s Symphony Espagnole. From then on, she continuously appeared as soloist on concert stages after winning several important competitions in Korea, including Seoul E-Hwa Kyung Hyang Newspaper Violin Competition, Busan National Philharmonic Orchestra String Competition, University of Education Violin Competition, and TBC Broadcast String Competition.


Moving to the U.S. at the age of twelve to continue her music studies at the Pre-College Division of the Juilliard School, she was introduced to the NY metropolitan area audiences in recital and on concert stages with Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra and New Jersey High Mountain Symphony, among others, after winning several competitions, such as Juilliard Pre-College Concerto Competitions, Mae&Fletcher Young Artist Competition, Friday Woodmere Young Artist Competition, and later advancing to the finals of Johansen International String Competition in Washington D.C.


Ms. Kim has been featured as young artist in major music festivals, notably the Leipzig Internationale Sommer-Musikakademie and Kronberg Academy in Germany, the Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at Juilliard, and American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Music Festival as a String Fellow. As an avid chamber musician, she has also worked closely with the New Juilliard Ensemble and Focus! Festival at Lincoln Center and has premiered a number of contemporary chamber works by living composers around the world, including Andrew Ford and Aleksander Lason, which was live streamed on New York’s Classical Radio Station, WQXR.

Ms. Kim earned her Bachelor of Music degree (BM) in 2012 with merit scholarships and a Master’s degree (MM) in 2014 on a full scholarship under the tutelage of Stephen Clapp and Sylvia Rosenberg from The Juilliard School, where she was also awarded a Faculty Assistantship and a Teaching Fellowship in Graduate Studies in Music Theory and Music History Departments, in an exchange program with Barnard-Columbia University. As a recipient of the Arts Enrichment Fellowship and Concert Fellowship (2012), and Morse Teaching Artist Fellowship (2013) at Juilliard, Ms. Kim enjoyed sharing her passion for the arts education as a teaching artist with students from NYC neighborhood elementary to high schools and community organizations. Currently, Ms. Kim is a second-year candidate for the Doctorate Musical Arts (D.M.A.) degree under the tutelage of Federico Agostini at The Eastman School of Music.





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