A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, violinist Eunice Kim (age 20) has performed as a soloist, chamber musician, and orchestral musician across North America, Asia, and Europe. She made her solo debut at the age of seven, with the Korean Broadcasting Symphony in Seoul and has continued to perform with many orchestras including Fremont Symphony, Oakland Easy Bay Symphony, and Prometheus Symphony since then.
A winner of Astral Artists’ 2012 National Auditions, Ms. Kim has been performing concerts and dedicating herself to many outreach programs. She is the recipient of many awards and honors including prizes 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, American Public Media, Performance Today, New Tang Dynasty Television, Philadelphia’s WHYY, Taos’s KTAOS Solar Radio, and KEMS. She has recently taken part in the Philadelphia Orchestra Education Partnership, working with artists to reach out, teach, and perform to the community.
An avid chamber musician, Ms. Kim was recently invited to perform as a young artist at the 2012 Music from Angel Fire Festival. She has also collaborated with distinguished artists such as members from the Philadelphia Orchestra and San Francisco Symphony. In 2011, she was invited to participate in “Curtis on Tour” in New England, performing with violist Roberto Díaz and Time for Three. She also tours and performs regularly with her piano trio, the KCK Trio. This year, her quartet will be performing at Kennedy Center, Washington D.C. for the Conservatory Project, and she will also be going on tour with the Curtis Chamber Orchestra as co-concertmaster. She has participated at the Aspen Music Festival, Music@Menlo, Great Mountains Music Festival, Music Academy of the West, Icicle Creek Chamber Music Festival, and Taos School of Music.
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, appeared in gala concerts with renowned mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, and performed for the opening ceremony of the new building in 2006. Ms. Kim currently studies at the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia with Ida Kavafian, where she is the recipient of the Rose Paul Fellowship.