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Jiwon Kim, violin & viola


Violinist and violist Jiwon Kim has received Bachelor of Music and Master of Music degrees from The Juilliard School where she studied with Professor Hyo Kang and Dr. I-Hao Lee. Her recent world premiere performance of Roberto Sierra’s Duo Concertante for violin and viola as part of the Summergarden series at the Museum of Modern Art was reviewed by The New York Times and New York Classical Review as “high-energy” and “high quality.” Her commentary on the piece has been featured in an article published by Subito Music Corporation.


An avid chamber musician and performer of new music, Ms. Kim has performed at distinguished venues including Carnegie Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center with New Juilliard Ensemble, Juilliard Orchestra, and Sejong Soloists. She has premiered numerous pieces working with eminent composers and contemporary ensembles. Recently, she participated in Gil Shaham’s 1930s Violin Concertos project with Sejong Soloists, and “Pacific Mirrors - New Music from Asia and the United States” project by Japan-America Institute for New Music (JAINM) with violinist Ryu Goto. Dedicated to reaching out to local and global communities with arts outreach activities, Ms. Kim has performed in the United Nations Headquarters sharing classical music with visitors from all over the world.


During her studies at Juilliard, Jiwon Kim studied chamber music with Andre Emelianoff, Toby Appel, Lewis Kaplan, Joseph Kalichstein, and Charles Neidich among many others. As a member of Juilliard Orchestra, she has collaborated with celebrated conductors such as the late James DePreist, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Alan Gilbert, and Robert Spano. She has also worked with the renowned Tokyo String Quartet, Ying String Quartet, Anner Bylsma, Joseph Silverstein, Krzysztof Wegrzyn, and Ole Akahoshi in masterclasses at prestigious summer festivals and young artist programs. Currently, Ms. Kim serves as violin and viola faculty at New York Music School and chamber music coach for the school’s Summer/Winter Intensive Programs directed by Professor Hyo Kang.


Former & current students achievements at New York Music School:

-       Admitted into Juilliard Pre-College (2014, 2016)

-       Admitted into Prep Division at Manhattan School of Music (2016)

-       Admitted into Mannes Prep (2016)

-       Passed NJ Regional Orchestra Audition

-       Admitted into Bergen Youth Orchestra

-       Admitted into Manhattan String Orchestra

-       1st Prize Winner of 2016 Rondo Young Artist Competition

-       Prize Winner of 2016 Little Mozart Competition

-       Prize Winner of 2015 International Grande Music Competition

-       Prize Winner of 2015 New York International Music Competition