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, the San Francisco School of the Arts Orchestra, and as concertmaster of the Curtis Symphony Orchestra, and recently premiered George Tsontakis’s Unforgettable with the Albany Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Kim made her solo debut at the age of seven, with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony Orchestra in Seoul. Upcoming engagements include Ms. Kim’s solo debuts with the Louisville Orchestra and with The Philadelphia Orchestra at the Mann Center for the Performing Arts, and she participates at Ravinia’s Steans Institute and the Music From Angel Fire festival. She also appears as a guest artist on the Curtis Institute of Music’s international “Curtis on Tour,” and with the Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra.
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, and the Youth Excellence Scholarship for the Arts. 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 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 appeared at the Aspen Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Great Mountains Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, and the Taos School of Music, and she participated in a collaboration between The Philadelphia Orchestra Education Department and Astral Artists. She has also performed and taught at Norway’s Valdres Festival Soloist Academy.
Eunice Kim began studying 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 recently graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music with the Milka Violin Artist Award, where she studied with Ida Kavafian, was the recipient of the Rose Paul Fellowship, and was a mentor in the Curtis Community Engagement program.
Updated: May 2014