Chungsun Kim, cello
A dynamic and versatile artist, cellist Chungsun Kim has been widely recognized for performances in major music capitals in North and South America, Europe, and Asia. Her expressive playing and extraordinary musicianship has led her to perform at many different concerts and venues in the United States and abroad. She has appeared as a soloist with Pro-Arte Chamber Orchestra, Philharmonia Virtuosi, Sarah Lawrence Symphony Orchestra, National Repertoire Orchestra, Philhamonia Lawrencia, New York Virtouosi, and Aspen Summer Music Festival Orchestra. She was also featured as a guest soloist with the Little Orchestra Society at Lincoln Center in part of the "Vivaldi's Venice." She was also a featured soloist in various venues including New International Music Festival, Lawrentian Summer Music Festival, Arcady Music Festival, and Beethoven Festival. As a result of winning the Artist International Debut Presentation Competition in chamber music, she was presented at the Carnegie Recital Hall. Ms. Kim premiered a composition in 2005, "Cello Rhapsody" by Craig Morris in NY. Her engagement as a faulty and recitalist at the New International Music Festival in 2000 subsequently led to her duo recital with Kazuko Hayami under the sponsorship of Araki Industry Corporation in Japan.
As an active chamber musician, Ms. Kim has been a founding member of Amasi Trio, the Trio in Residence of Nyack College School of Music for the past twenty years. Recently, Amasi Trio toured through Florida and performed while celebrating its 20th year anniversary. Since 2012, she also has been performing as a member of Trio di Buson under the management of Patricia Alberti Performing Artists Management. She joined the Orion Music Ensemble in 2011 and had been involved with the Balcony Chamber Music Series in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY. Her previous chamber music concerts have been in major concert halls throughout the United States, Singapore, Chile, Germany, Korea, Japan, and Canada.
As a dedicated teacher and cello pedagogue, she has taught in various settings including Sarah Lawrence Music Festival, New International Music Festival, and master classes at Ithaca College and Ithaca Violoncello Institute. She has been a faculty member at Nyack College since 1994. Ms. Kim received her Bachelors, Masters, and Doctor of Musical Arts Degrees from The Juilliard School, where she was a scholarship student of Leonard Rose, Channing Robbins, and Harvey Shapiro.