Winner, Astral Artists’ 2012 National Auditions
A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, violinist Eunice Kim has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician across North America, Asia, and Europe. She has appeared as soloist with the Fremont Symphony Orchestra, Oakland East Bay Symphony, Aspen Festival Orchestra, Prometheus Symphony, and the San Francisco School of the Arts Orchestra. She made her solo debut at the age of seven, with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra in Seoul. She was invited to perform and teach in Norway’s Valdres Festival Soloist Academy for the summer of 2013.
A winner of Astral Artists’ 2012 National Auditions, Ms. Kim is the recipient of awards and honors from the California International Violin Competition, the Pacific Music Society Competition, the Korea Times String Competition, the Youth Excellence Scholarship for the Arts, and the Chinese American Music Teachers Association. Her performances have been broadcast on NPR’s “From the Top” with Christopher O’Riley, New Tang Dynasty Television, Philadelphia’s WHYY, Taos’s KTAOS Solar Radio, and KEMS in Korea.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Kim recently participated in “Curtis on Tour” in New England, performing with violist Roberto Díaz and Time for Three, and represented Curtis in the Millennium Stage Series Conservatory Project at the Kennedy Center. She is the violinist of ensemble39 and tours and performs with her piano trio, the KCK Trio. As one of the co-founders of “Formerly Known as Classical,” she has organized and performed in numerous contemporary music concerts. She has participated at the Aspen Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Great Mountains Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, Hotchkiss Summer Portals, and the Taos School of Music, and she recently participated in a collaboration between The Philadelphia Orchestra Education Department and Astral Artists.
Eunice Kim began studying the violin at age six, with Wei He in the preparatory division of the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. She represented the Conservatory as a performer on the Millennium Stage Concert Series at the Kennedy Center, appearing in gala concerts with renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade. Ms. Kim currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music with Ida Kavafian, where she is the recipient of the Rose Paul Fellowship and is a mentor in the Curtis Community Engagement program.
Updated: JUNE 2013