Chin Kim, violin
Biography: Acclaimed for his deep musicianship and virtuosity, Chin Kim is one of the most sought after violinists today, has concertized extensively throughout North America, Asia, and Europe. He has appeared as a guest artist with the Philadelphia, St. Louis, Montreal and Atlanta Symphony Orchestras and has played under the baton of such conductors as Leonard Slatkin, John Nelson, and Myung-Whun Chung, and Sixten Ehrling.
Mr. Kim was the top prizewinner in such prestigious international competitions as the Concours Internationale de Musique de montreal, the Queen Elisabeth Competition, the Paganini Competition, and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis. Hes recordings include the Prokofiev No. 2, the Glazunov, and the Tchaikovsky concertos with Paul Freeman conducting the St. Petersburg (Russia) and the Moscow Philharmonics, the Prokofiev No. 2 with David Oei at the piano, the Mendelssohn c minor, and the Tchaikovsky piano trios with the "Starr-Kim-Boeckheler Piano Trio".
Mr. Kim is the recipient of the Nan-Pa Prize, one of the highest honors given to Korean-born musicians. He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and subsequently from the Juilliard where he received a Doctor of Musical Arts degree, the Petschek Award, and the Concerto Soloist Award. His major teachers include Dorothy DeLay, Ivan Galamian and Josef Gingold among others. Mr. Kim is on the violin faculty of the Mannes College of Music in New York. His website is http://chinkim.com