James Kim


Described as “a miracle” (Harris Goldsmith, New York Concert Review) and possessing “admirable tone and accuracy” (James Oestreich, New York Times), James Kim has performed concerti with orchestras such as the Boston Symphony and Royal Philharmonic in major venues in the United States and in Korea, working with conductors such as David Zinman, Alexander Shelley, Matthias Bamert, Julian Kovatchev, and others. A recipient of Salon de Virtuosi’s Sony Career Grant and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Scholarship, James Kim made his first international appearance at the 2006 David Popper International Cello Competition in Hungary, where he received First Prize. He was a top prizewinner and special prize recipient in the 2015 Isang Yun International Cello Competition. He has given solo recitals at Kumho Art Hall, WQXR Greene Space, and Carnegie Hall. He is a member of the Sejong Soloists. Upon graduating with an Artist Diploma from The Juilliard School, where he continues to serve as Studio Teaching Assistant to Joel Krosnick, he studies with Philippe Muller at Manhattan School of Music. He performs on a Matteo Goffriller cello from Venice ca. 1715, generously loaned by The Samsung Foundation of Culture of Korea and The Stradivari Society® of Chicago, Illinois.