About

Hye-Jin Kim, ViolinPhoto by Kristen Jensen

"…heart-stopping and unrivaled beauty… This was supremely musical playing, well thought out, yet of the moment."

Known for her musical sensitivity and deeply engaging performances that transport audiences beyond mere technical virtuosity, violinist Hye-Jin Kim leads a versatile career as soloist, recitalist, and chamber musician since her First Prize win at the Yehudi Menuhin International Violin Competition at the age of nineteen and a subsequent win at the Concert Artists Guild International Competition.

Kim has performed as soloist with major orchestras worldwide including the Philadelphia, New Jersey Symphony, New Haven Symphony, BBC Concert (UK), Seoul Philharmonic (Korea), Pan Asia Symphony (Hong Kong), and Hannover Chamber (Germany) orchestras. She has appeared in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Kimmel Center Verizon Hall, the Kravis Center, Salzburg’s Mirabel Schloss, St. John’s Smith Square and Wigmore Hall in London. At the invitation of Korea’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, she performed at the U.N. Headquarters in both Geneva and New York and served as a cultural representative for Korea in Switzerland, Australia, New Zealand, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan through concerts and outreach engagements. A passionate chamber musician, Kim has appeared in notable chamber music festivals including Marlboro, Ravinia, Four Seasons, Music from Angel Fire, Music@Menlo, Seoul Spring, Bridgehampton, Music in the Vineyards chamber music festivals and Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music. A dedicated teacher for the next generation of musicians, Kim is frequently presented in master classes throughout the U.S. and and teaches at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC, where she founded and directs the ECU Summer Chamber Music Institute.

Born in Seoul, Korea, Hye-Jin Kim entered the Curtis Institute of Music at age 14 and earned her Masters degree at the New England Conservatory. Kim’s debut CD, From the Homeland, featuring works by Debussy, Smetana, Sibelius, and Janacek is available on CAG Records. Currently, Kim is Associate Professor of Violin at East Carolina University and a member of the Cooperstown Quartet.

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Concerts

Hye-Jin Kim, ViolinPhoto by Kristen Jensen
January 6, 2018 Winter Workshop
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Greenville, NC
January 7, 2018 Winter Workshop
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Greenville, NC
February 15, 2018 Cooperstown Quartet
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Greenville, NC
February 16, 2018 Cooperstown Quartet
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

A.J. Fletcher Recital Hall
Greenville, NC
February 18, 2018 Cooperstown Quartet
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
Raleigh, NC
February 19, 2018 Cooperstown Quartet
The Don & Catharine Bryan Cultural Series

Hayes Barton United Methodist Church
Southern Shores, NC
March 2, 2018 Cooperstown Quartet
Friends of Chamber Music Reading

The WCR Center for the Arts
Reading, PA
April 22, 2018 University of South Carolina
Beaufort Chamber Music Concerts

USCB Center for the Arts
Beaufort, SC
 

Press


“…heart-stopping and unrivaled beauty… This was supremely musical playing, well thought out, yet of the moment.”

Helsinki Daily
“Simply put, the best performances of Bach and Mozart… Her Bach was absolutely sublime.”


“…pinpoint accuracy, impressively drilled runs and a generous dash of communicative dazzle.”

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Media

From The Homeland/Hye-Jin Kim, Violin

Miss Kim’s playing is superb – warm, polished, expressive – supported and amplified by the pianist’s sensitive accompaniment. The recorded sound is spacious and balanced. With the musical and technical side buttoned up, the frosting on the cake is the program: except for the Debussy, all music that one doesn’t hear often.

Quartet

Cooperstown Quartet

Cooperstown Quartet

The Cooperstown Quartet brings together four of the chamber music world’s most exciting and experienced performers. Its members – violinists Ara Gregorian and Hye-Jin Kim, violist Maria Lambros and cellist Michael Kannen – are former members of some of this country’s most respected ensembles: the Brentano, Daedalus, Meliora, Mendelssohn and Ridge string quartets as well as the string sextet, Concertante. From this wealth of experience comes a brilliant new string quartet.

These musicians have performed in the world’s most prestigious venues including New York’s Carnegie and Alice Tully halls, London’s Wigmore Hall, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and Vienna’s Konzerthaus; won international competitions including the Yehudi Menuhin International and Concert Artists Guild International competitions; performed throughout Asia, Australia, Europe and North America; and are veterans of the Four Seasons, Marlboro, Santa Fe, Ravinia, Yellow Barn, Chamber Music Northwest and Prussia Cove chamber music festivals. In addition to their extensive music-making careers, they are all dedicated teachers, with appointments at the Peabody Conservatory and East Carolina University. In short, four consummate musicians come together to form one dynamic string quartet.
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Outreach

Master Class

Master Classes

January 6, 2017
Oklahoma City University Bass School of Music
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

October 29, 2016
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival
Next Generation Project
North Carolina School of Science and Math
Durham, North Carolina

October 22, 2016
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival
Next Generation Project
Charlotte, North Carolina

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East Carolina University
Summer Chamber Music Institute

“Nurturing the Next Generation of Musicians Through Active Mentorship”
Founded and directed by ECU faculty artist and violinist Hye-Jin Kim, the East Carolina University Summer Chamber Music Institute (SCMI) brings talented middle and high school students to the ECU School of Music campus for a week of intensive chamber music study. During the week, participants rehearse and perform in a chamber group playing alongside the ECU alumni from throughout the country who have actively participated in ECU’s Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival’s Next Generation Project. This active mentorship by the ECU alumni artists within each group is enhanced by private lessons, master classes, and daily chamber music coachings with ECU faculty artists and guest artists throughout the week.

For 2018 SCMI dates and information, visit ecu.edu/fourseasons and click on Next Generation/SCMI.

Next Generation Project/Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

Next Generation Project /
Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival

As faculty member of East Carolina University, violinist Hye-Jin Kim takes active part in the groundbreaking educational initiative Next Generation Project of the Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival at ECU.

Next Generation concerts and residencies feature world-renowned guest artists and ECU faculty artists performing alongside selected current ECU students and ECU Next Gen Alumni Artists. This special project takes place in communities throughout the region (Boone, Charlotte, Durham, Greensboro, Hickory, Norfolk, Virginia Beach, and Raleigh) and engages young musicians from these communities in intensive side-by-side rehearsals and performances, master classes, open rehearsals and career-relevant discussions.

The 2017-2018 Next Generation Project includes residencies in Charlotte, Greensboro, Greenville, and Raleigh in October and in Durham and Greenville in March. For more Information

…the most pure and beautiful sound I have heard on a violin.
—Jaime Laredo

Contact

General Management

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Steven Shaiman
212-333-5200, ext. 116

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