Praised by critics as “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 Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Troy 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, and the American Prize competition. In 2008, she was recognized as a 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. She has served as concertmaster for the New England Repertory Orchestra, NEMPAC Opera Chamber Orchestra, Haffner Sinfonietta, as well as for the New England Symphony.
After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Seoul National University, Dr. Kim received her Master of Music from New England Conservatory and her Doctor of Musical Arts from Boston University. In addition, she attended Pinchas Zukerman’s Performance Program at the Manhattan School of Music as a full scholarship recipient. Her mentors include Kyung Sun Lee, Min Kim, Donald Weilerstein, Pinchas Zukerman, and Bayla Keyes. Dr. Kim joined the Concord Conservatory of Music violin faculty in 2018 and serves as Artistic Director and Concertmaster with Philharmonia Boston Chamber Orchestra as well as first violin for Soloists of New England.