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Soovin Kim, violin

Soovin Kim

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At age 20, Soovin Kim won first prize in the Paganini International Competition. Subsequent awards included the Henryk Szeryng Career Award, an Avery Fisher Career Grant, and a Borletti-Buitoni Trust Award. Equally gifted in concerto, recital, and chamber music repertoire, Kim has performed with the Philadelphia Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony, Indianapolis Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Orchestra of St. Luke's, Stuttgart Radio Symphony, Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra, Accademia di Santa Cecilia Orchestra, Moscow Symphony Orchestra, and Seoul Philharmonic. He has given solo recitals at New York's Weill Hall, the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater, Ravinia, Tokyo's Casals Hall, and the Seoul Arts Center. He is an active participant in the Marlboro Music Festival.

Particularly known for his breadth of repertoire, Soovin Kim typically takes on everything from Bach to Paganini to the big romantic concertos to new commissions. His recording of Paganini's 24 Caprices for solo violin was released in February 2006 and was named Classic FM Magazine's Instrumental Disc of the Month. He released a CD with Stomp/EMI of four commissioned works by Korean composers written for and performed by his ground-breaking piano quartet MIK (Made in Korea). He recorded string quintets of Boccherini and Schubert with cellist Janos Starker and the Arensky cello quartet with Lynn Harrell, both released by Delos, and duo works by Schubert, Bartók, and Strauss with Jeremy Denk for Koch/Discover. Kim and Denk performed the Brahms sonatas in Seoul and Rome and the Charles Ives sonatas in Philadelphia and at Bard College.

Soovin Kim is the first violinist of the Johannes Quartet, an ensemble that has performed newly commissioned works by Esa-Pekka Salonen, Derek Bermel, and William Bolcom. He also arranged for and performed the premiere of Canadian composer R. Murray Schafer's string trio in 2007.

Soovin Kim began studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music with David Cerone and Donald Weilerstein at age 15. He is a graduate of the Curtis Institute, where he studied with Victor Danchenko and Jaime Laredo.

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Soovin Kim, violin
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Soovin Kim, violin and Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

Date: Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3
Beethoven:
Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 30, No. 1
Beethoven:
Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 96

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Soovin Kim, violin and Natalie Zhu, piano

Date: Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Janáček: Violin Sonata
Ravel: Violin Sonata
Webern: Four Pieces, Op. 7
Brahms: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 78

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Soovin Kim, violin and Ieva Jokubaviciute, piano

Date: Tuesday, May 4, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schubert: Rondo brillant in B Minor, D. 895
Jalbert: Wild Ambrosia [Philadelphia Premiere]
Debussy: Violin Sonata in G Minor
Prokofiev: Five Melodies, Op. 35bis
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in G Major, Op. 96

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Curtis Chamber Orchestra; Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Soovin Kim, violin

Date: Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Stravinsky: Eight Instrumental Miniatures
Weill: Concerto for Violin and Winds, Op. 12
Schoenberg: Kammersymphonie No. 2, Op. 38
Webern: Symphony, Op. 21

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Soovin Kim, violin; Burchard Tang, viola; Peter Wiley, cello; Harold Robinson, double bass; Cynthia Raim, piano

Date: Monday, January 11, 2010 - 8:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Schubert: Adagio in E-­flat Major, D. 897, “Notturno”
Schubert: Drei Klavierstí¼cke, D. 946
Schubert: Quintet in A Major, D. 667, “Trout

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Soovin Kim, violin; Sophie Shao, cello; Ignat Solzhenitsyn, piano

Date: Sunday, February 22, 2009 - 3:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Schubert: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, D. 898
Schubert: Piano Trio in E-flat Major, D. 929

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Soovin Kim, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Friday, January 19, 2007 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Ives: Violin Sonata No. 1
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 2
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 3
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 4

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Soovin Kim, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Wednesday, May 17, 2006 - 8:00 PM

Location: American Philosophical Society, Benjamin Franklin Hall
427 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Minor, Op. 23
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in E­-flat Major, Op. 12, No. 3
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in C Minor, Op. 30, No. 2

Ricardo Morales
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Ricardo Morales, clarinet; Soovin Kim, violin; Natalie Zhu, piano

Date: Monday, April 18, 2005 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bassi: Concert Fantasia for Clarinet and Piano, on themes from Verdi's Rigoletto
Brahms: Clarinet Sonata in E-flat Major, Op. 120, No. 2
Milhaud: Suite for Clarinet, Violin and Piano, Op. 157b from Anouilh's Le voyageur sans bagages
BartókContrasts

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Curtis Chamber Orchestra; Otto-Werner Mueller, conductor; Soovin Kim, violin

Date: Sunday, December 12, 2004 - 3:00 PM

Location: Perelman Theater, Kimmel Center, 300 South Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Corelli: Concerto grosso in C Major, Op. 6, No. 10
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto in E Minor, Op. 64
Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 in B­-flat Major, Op. 60

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Soovin Kim, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2004 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mozart: Violin Sonata in G Major, K. 379
Fauré: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 13
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer

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Soovin Kim, violin

Date: Friday, February 14, 2003 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bach: Sonata No. 2 for Solo Violin in A Minor, BWV 1003
Bach: Partita No. 2. for Solo Violin in D Minor, BWV 1004
Bach: Partita No. 3 for Solo Violin in E Major, BWV 100

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Soovin Kim, violin

Date: Sunday, February 9, 2003 - 3:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bach: Sonata No. 1 for Solo Violin in G Minor, BWV 1001
Bach: Partita No. 1 for Solo Violin in B Minor, BWV 1002
Bach: Sonata No. 3 for Solo Violin in C Major, BWV 100

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Elizabeth Hainen, harp and Soovin Kim, violin

Date: Sunday, October 20, 2002 - 3:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Spohr: Fantasie in C Minor, Op. 35
Caplet: Divertissements
Debussy: Petite Suite
Saint-Saí«ns: Fantasy for Harp and Violin, Op. 124
Bloch: Nigun, from Three Pictures of Hassidic Life
Vieuxtemps: Reverie, from Adagio for Violin and Harp, Op. 22, No. 3
De Falla: Danse Espaí±ole, from La Vida breve
Bartók: Romanian Folk Dances

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Soovin Kim, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Monday, December 10, 2001 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bach: Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Minor, BWV 1018
Bach: Violin Sonata No. 4 in C Minor, BWV 1017
Bach: Violin Sonata No. 3 in E Major, BWV 1016

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Soovin Kim, violin and Jeremy Denk, piano

Date: Friday, March 16, 2001 - 8:00 PM

Location: Samuel S. Fleisher Art Memorial, 719 Catharine Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Bach: Violin Sonata No. 2 in F Minor, BWV 1018
Ives: Violin Sonata No. 2
Beethoven: Violin Sonata in A Major, Op. 47, “Kreutzer

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Pamela Frank, Ivan Chan, Hilary Hahn, Soovin Kim and Scott St. John, violins; Kirsten Johnson, viola; Peter Wiley and Ronald Thomas, cellos; Anne-Marie McDermott, piano

Date: Friday, February 20, 1998 - 8:00 PM

Location: Pennsylvania Convention Center Auditorium,

Mendelssohn: String Quartet in E-flat Major, Op. 12
Mozart: Piano Quartet in G Minor, K. 478
Mendelssohn: String Octet in E-flat Major, Op. 20

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