Praised by critics as “a violinist who is truly passionate, brilliant and musical...an expressive and vibrant violinist,” Hyunjung Kim has performed internationally as a soloist in recitals and with orchestras, in addition to appearing numerous times as a chamber musician. Her recent highlights include solo recitals in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall, Théâtre de Valère, and the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall.
Ms. Kim was the recipient of the 2008 Kumho Rising Star award and winner of the Moscow Classical Heritage International Competition, the Yokohama International Competition, the Sion International Duo Competition “Feast of Duos”, and American Prize competition. She has been featured on Korean Broadcasting System’s Classic Odyssey and her performances have also been broadcasted by Switzerland’s Suisse-Espace 2 and KBS’s Classic FM.
Her extensive chamber music experience includes an invitation from the Kumho Asiana Cultural Foundation to tour Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Panama both as part of a piano trio with pianist Yekwon Sunwo and cellist Clara Kang, and as a soloist.
In 2012 her piano quintet won first prize at the American Protégé International Competition and was invited to the Banff Music Festival. Her “Duo Davvero” with pianist Claire Lim was awarded Best Duo Performance in the Académie de Musique Lausanne program by Robert Levin and Pierre Amoyal.
She has served as concertmaster for New England Conservatory’s Chamber Orchestra, Boston University’s Symphony Orchestra, New England Repertory Orchestra, NEMPAC Opera Project Chamber Orchestra as well as for the Hwaum Chamber Orchestra.
Ms. Kim received her Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University, Master of Music from New England Conservatory, attended Pinchas Zukerman’s Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music as a full scholarship recipient, and received her bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University. Her mentors include Donald Weilerstein, Pinchas Zukerman, Patty Kopec, Martine Beaver and Bayla Keyes.
Ms. Kim joined the Concord Conservatory of Music violin faculty in 2018 and is currently managed by New York’s Unique Network Inc. She is engaged with Soloists of New England and Philharmonia Boston as concertmaster.