Soo Yeon Kim, violin/viola
Praised for her “musical maturity and masterful technique,” (Leipziger Volkszeitung) Korean-born violinist Dr. Soo Yeon Kim regularly performs as a solo, chamber, and orchestral performer throughout the U.S. and Europe. Dr. Kim has appeared in venues such as Alice Tully Hall, David Geffen Hall and Peter Jay Sharp Theater at Lincoln Center, Stern Auditorium and Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie, Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre, St. Cecilia Music Center, Luzerne Music Center, Yamaha Hall at Ginza in Japan, Mendelssohn-Bartholdy Hall in Germany, as well as in France, Holland, and South Korea. As a soloist, she has garnered both national and international recognition and has soloed with Juilliard Pre-College Orchestra, New Jersey High Mountain Symphony Orchestra, City College of New York Orchestra, Eastman School Symphony Orchestra, Amherst Symphony Orchestra, among others. As an avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with the leading composers of her generation and has worked closely with the New Juilliard Ensemble and Focus! Festival at Lincoln Center and premiered a number of contemporary chamber works by living composers around the world including Andrew Ford and Aleksander Lasoń, which were live-streamed on New York’s Classical Radio Station, WQXR. Her recent premiere of the renown contemporary American composer Samuel Adler’s A Euphonious Quartet is now available on major digital platforms, including Spotify and iTunes. As a young artist, she has been featured in major music festivals both in Europe and in the U.S. including Kronberg Academy Festival and Leipzig Internationale Sommer-Musikakademie in Germany, Holland Music Sessions in Netherlands, the Starling-Delay Symposium on Violin Studies at Juilliard in NYC, and American Academy of Conducting at Aspen Music Festival in Colorado.
As a sought-after pedagogue, Dr. Kim is a current Assistant Professor of Violin and Viola, as well as the Director of String Chamber Ensembles at Houghton College. Previously, she has served on violin faculty and instructor positions at Luzerne Music Center, Thurnauer School of Music of Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, and University of Rochester.
Dr. Kim is a graduate of Juilliard with her Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees on full scholarship and has recently earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from Eastman School of Music. (sooyeonkimusic.com)