Korean cellist Yeonjin Kim has received international acclaim as a soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician at venues such as the Kennedy Center, Konzerthaus Berlin, Berlin Philharmonie, Seoul Arts Center, Suntory Hall, China National Center for the Performing Arts, and others.
A top prize winner of the Sorantin International Competition (USA), Bossart Award (USA), Dichler-Sato International Competition (Austria), and Viva Hall Competition (Japan), Kim has appeared as soloist with orchestras in Cleveland, Ann Arbor, Colorado, Seoul, and Manila. Her performances were broadcasted on TV and radio in the U.S., Korea, and Japan. As an avid chamber musician, she has collaborated with world-renowned artists. Kim has also performed extensively in Korea and the US with her two sisters in a piano trio, Trio K.
Prior to joining The Tianjin Juilliard School, Kim served as a guest faculty at the University of Michigan and Oberlin Conservatory as well as an adjunct professor at Furman University. She has given master classes in schools in USA, Korea, China, the Philippines, and Hungary. Other artist faculty appointments include Abilene Music Festival, Madeline Island Music Festival, and Luzerne Music Festival. As an orchestral player, Kim also served as assistant principal of the Northwest Indiana Symphony and guest principal cellist of the Ann Arbor Symphony, Dearborn Symphony, and National Repertory Orchestra.
Kim graduated from Seoul National University (BM) in Korea; Toho Gakuen in Japan; Cleveland Institute of Music (MM); and the University of Michigan (DMA) under the tutelage of Chung-Shim Baek, Dong-Oo Lee, Ji-sook Shin, Ko Iwasaki, and Richard Aaron.