Praised by critics as “a violinist who is truly passionate, brilliant and musical...an expressive and vibrant violinist,” Hyun Jung Kim has performed internationally as a soloist in recitals and with orchestra. Her recent performance highlights include recitals in Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall,Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, and the Théâtre de Valère in Sion, Switzerland.
Dr. Kim was the winner of the Sion International Competition “A Feast of Duos”, the Moscow Classical Heritage International Competition, the Yokohama International Competition, the American Prize competition, and was recognized as a 2008 Kumho Rising Star. 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.
Dr. 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, and Bayla Keyes.
Dr. Kim joined the Concord Conservatory of Music violin faculty in 2018, is currently managed by New York’s Unique Network Inc., and is engaged with Soloists of New England, Philharmonia Boston, and New England Symphony as concertmaster. Her first CD will be released in April 2019 under the Spice-Classics label.