Hye-Jin Kim, violin

Hye-Jin Kim

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, Taos School of Music, Seoul Spring, Bridgehampton, Music in the Vineyards chamber music festivals and Prussia Cove Open Chamber Music in England. A dedicated teacher for the next generation of musicians, Kim is frequently presented in master classes throughout the US and invited as a jury member in notable international and national competitions. Kim’s debut CD, From the Homeland with pianist Ieva Jokubaviciute featuring works by Debussy, Smetana, Sibelius, and Janacek (CAG Records), has been described by American Record Guide as “…superb - warm, polished, expressive…”

Born in Seoul, Korea, Hye-Jin Kim entered the Curtis Institute of Music at age 14 and earned her master’s degree at the New England Conservatory. Kim is Associate Professor of Violin at East Carolina University and a member of the Cooperstown Quartet. Kim is the founder and artistic director of Lullaby Dreams, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that brings beauty and humanity to the hospital experience of babies, families, and medical staff in NICUs and children’s hospitals through music.