for his deep musicality and virtuosity, Chin Kim, one of the most
versatile, and sought-after young violinists today, has been concertizing
extensively throughout North America, Asia and Europe as guest artist
orchestras as those of Philadelphia, St. Louis, Montréal,
and Atlanta with conductors like Leonard Slatkin, John Nelson, Myung
Whun Chung, and Sixten Ehrling. As recitalist, Mr. Kim appeared
in major halls of New York, Boston,
Philadelphia, Chicago, Montréal, Toronto, Brussels, and Seoul.
Top prizewinner in several of the most prestigious international
violin competitions including the Concours International de Musique
de Montréal, the Queen Elisabeth Competition, the Paganini
Competition, and the International Violin Competition of Indianapolis,
Mr. Kim's recent concerts include the performance of Bernstein's
Serenade with the Atlanta Symphony, Barber
Concerto with Wayne Chamber Orchestra, and the Glazunov Concerto
with the Czech Philharmonic.
Mr. Kim's debut recording of Prokofiev's Violin Concerto No. 2 in
g minor with the St. Petersburg Philharmonic (Russia), under the
baton of Paul Freeman, and the Prokofiev Sonata No. 2 in D Major
with pianist David Oei, was released on the ProArte/Fanfare label.
His second CD consisting of the Mendelssohn c minor, and the Tchaikovsky
Piano Trio with the
"Starr-Kim-Boeckheler Piano Trio" was released on the
Mastersound label, and his most recent CD, the Glazunov and Tchaikovsky
Concertos was recorded and released by Intersound/Fanfare label
in the fall of 1995, following the performances of the Concertos
with the Moscow Philharmonic in the Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow,
all to high critical acclaim. "Virtuoso," "musically
assertive," "rich, golden tone" and "perceptive"
are words of critical acclaim describing Mr. Kim's performance of
the Prokofiev Concerto No. 2 and Prokofiev Sonata No. 2 compact
disc, "Kim's deep, into-the-strings tone reminded me of a very
favorite recording, the old David Oistrakh Soviet monaural recording,"
"more than enough technique to master
these piece..." are words describing the Tchaikovsky, and the
Glazunov Concertos recording.
Kim is the recipient of the Nan-Pa Prize awarded by the Nan-Pa Foundation
in Korea, which is one of the highest honors given to a Korean-born
He graduated from the Curtis Institute of Music and, subsequently
from the Juilliard School where he received the Petschek Award,
and won the Concerto Competition which led to the performance of
the Glazunov Concerto with the Juilliard Philharmonia in Lincoln
Center. With his busy performing schedule, he also teaches at the
Mannes College of Music in New York. His major teachers include
Dorothy DeLay, Ivan Galamian, and Josef Gingold.
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