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Fabiola Kim, violin

Hailed by the New York Times as “a brilliant soloist,” who “played with extraordinary
precision and luminosity,” violinist Fabiola Kim enjoys a dynamic and versatile career as a solo-ist, chamber musician, recording artist, and pedagogue. Her future engagements this year include solo concerts with Venice Symphony, Istanbul State Orchestra, Incheon Philarmonic Orchestra, Spartanburg Philharmonic and an appearance at the Maui Chamber Music Festi-val and Herrenchiemsee Festspiele.

Her recent album, “1939,” with the Munich Symphony and Kevin John Edusei, has re-ceived international acclaim from BBC magazine, The Strad Magazine, Gramophone, Ameri-can Record Guide and many others. Ms. Kim made her concerto debut with the Seoul Phil-harmonic Orchestra at the age of seven, just three years after beginning to play the violin. Ms. Kim is the winner of various awards and competitions, including being the youngest in history to win the Seoul Philharmonic Orchestra’s Concerto Competition. Other competition wins include the Aspen Music Festival Violin Concerto Competition, The Juilliard Concerto Competition, Livingston Symphony Orchestra Young Artists Concerto Competition, the Kum-ho Prodigy Music Award, an award given to the most promising young musicians in Korea, and also was a prize winner at Corpus Christi International Competition and the Irving M. Klein International Competition for Strings.

She has collaborated with conductors such as Alan Gilbert, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Gil-bert Varga, Jane Glover, and Nicholas McGegan. Her past solo performances include en-gagements with the Seoul Philharmonic, Suwon Philharmonic, Korean Chamber Orchestra, Kangnam Symphony, Korean Symphony, Orquestra Sinfonica OSUANL, Budapest Symphony Orchestra MAV, North Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Hofer Sinfoniker, Berlin Symphoniker, Westdeutche Sinfionia, Munich Chamber Orchestra, Colburn Orchestra, Juilliard Orchestra, Aspen Philharmonia and American Academy of Conducting at Aspen.

An avid Chamber Musician, Ms. Kim has collaborated with many renowned artists such as Lynn Harrell, Cho-Liang Lin, Paul Neubauer, Frans Helmerson, Marc Coppey, and Ida Kavafian, and she has performed at summer festivals including The Aspen Music Festival, Ravinia Steans Institute, Verbier Festival and La Jolla Music Society Summerfest.

Ms. Kim is an Assistant Professor of violin at the University of Michigan School of Music, Theatre and Dance and continues to serve as faculty at the Colburn School. Additionally, she is a Co-founder and Co-Artistic Director of Sounding Point Academy alongside Robert Lipsett. Other summer positions include violin faculty at Center Stage for Strings and Inns-brook Institute. Previously, she was a teaching assistant to Robert Lipsett at the Colburn School.

Ms. Kim received her Artist Diploma at the Colburn School under the guidance of Robert Lipsett, and she received her Bachelor and Master of Music at the Juilliard School under the tutelage of Sylvia Rosenberg and Ronald Copes.



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