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YuEun Kim

South Korea


Born in Seoul, Korea, violinist Yu Eun Kim is forging a significant international career. Kim has been a junior member of the Chamber Music Society of Kumho Art Hall since 2010, and she has concertized around the world. She was a semi-finalist in the 2012 International Violin Competition Buenos Aires, won first place in USC's Solo Bach Competition and the Strings Concerto Competition, and was a semi-finalist at the Qingdao International Violin Competition (China) and the Michael Hill International Violin Competition (New Zealand). Having earned degrees in violin performance from the prestigious Seoul National University, Kim is presently working towards her Artist Diploma, as a Starling Fellow on full scholarship at the USC-Thornton School of Music, under the tutelage of world-renowned violinist Midori Goto. Kim's biggest passion is chamber music; she is a founding member of the Zaffre String Quartet and has performed at chamber music festivals around the United States, including Perlman Music Program (NY), Yellow Barn (Putney, VT), Banff (Canada), and collaborated with such distinguished artists as Ida Kavafian, Colin Carr, Roger Tapping, Michael Kannen, Natasha Brofsky, Vivian Weilerstein and Steven Tenenbom. Kim has appeared as a soloist with the USC Symphony Orchestra and Symphony Irvine. She has recently won the auditions for "Beverly Hills National Audition" and "Sundays Live at LACMA" (Los Angeles County Museum of Art), and became an artist at 'Classics Alive' management.



First Round

J.S. BACH: Adagio and Fuga from the Sonata No. 1 in G minor, BWV1001
N. PAGANINI: Caprice No. 5 and 21
F. KREISLER: La Gitana


L. VAN BEETHOVEN: Sonata No. 7 in C minor, Op. 30/2
C. SAINT-SAËNS: Havanaise, Op. 83


W.A. MOZART: Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major, K216

Grand Final

J. SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor, Op. 47