Graduate Studies, Cello and Chamber Music

Pre-College, Cello

Yeonjin Kim has performed at the Kennedy Center, Konzerthaus Berlin, Seoul Arts Center, Suntory Hall, and others. Kim is a member of Trio K, Hwaum Chamber Orchestra, and Seoul Virtuosi in Korea. Her festival appearances include the Aspen Music Festival, Montecito Music Festival, Austrian Vienna Music Seminar, Switzerland Sion Music Academy, Miyazaki Music Festival and MMCJ in Japan, and Just Vivace Festival in Korea. She has collaborated with Isaac Stern, Joseph Kalichstein, Christopher Harding, Aaron Berofsky, Paul Schoenfield, and Kyung Sun Lee.

Kim’s multiple prizes and awards include the Sorantin International Competition, Bossart Award, Dichler-Sato Competition, and Viva Hall Competition. Kim was a guest faculty member at the University of Michigan and Oberlin Conservatory as well as an adjunct professor at Furman University. Her artist faculty appointments include Abilene Music Festival, Madeline Island Music Festival, and Luzerne Music Festival. She has taught master classes at Juilliard, Wichita State University, Middle Tennessee State University, Kent State University, and Ulsan University. Kim also served as a guest principal cellist of the Ann Arbor Symphony, Dearborn Symphony, Seongnam Philharmonic Orchestra, Chungbook Philharmonic Orchestra, and National Repertory Orchestra. She was assistant principal of the Northwest Indiana Symphony and the Asian Youth 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