Born in Seoul, Korea, violinist YuEun Kim is forging a significant international
career. While performing extensively, Ms. Kim has won top prizes at Kumho Art
Hall Recital Series Competition, Sungjung Competition, and the Seoul High
Schools Chamber Music Competition. Ms. Kim also received Second Prize at
Joong Ang Music Concours in 2010. She was featured as a soloist with the SNU
Philharmonic Orchestra (Seoul) in 2009, as well as the Incheon Philharmonic
Orchestra in 2012. At the start of her venture into the international music scene,
she was selected to be a semi-finalist in the 2012 International Violin Competition
Ms. Kim has been a junior member of the Chamber Music Society of Kumho Art
Hall since 2010, and she has concertized around the world, including a
performance at the Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall. YuEun advocates for
chamber music in a variety of settings, including smaller and more casual
venues, where music has an especially intimate, powerful impact, such as The
House Concert series and the Starlight Outreach Community Concerts, in her
native Korea. Furthermore, Ms. Kim regularly participates in numerous music
festivals, including Seoul Spring Festival-Fringe Festival, Seoul National
University Chamber Music Festival, Costa Rica International Music Festival of
Music4one, and Klangspuren Festival in Austria.
Having earned her Bachelor’s and a Master’s degree in violin performance from
the prestigious Seoul National University, Ms. 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.
Since moving to Los Angeles in the fall of 2013, She has 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).
YuEun’s biggest passion is chamber music, She is a founding member of the
Zaffre String Quartet and has been performed at chamber music festivals around
the country, including Perlman Music Program (NY), Yellow Barn (Putney, VT),
Banff (Canada), Four Seasons Chamber Music Festival(Greenville, NC) and
collaborated with such distinguished artists as Ida Kavafian, Colin Carr, Roger
Tapping, Michael Kannen, Natasha Brofsky, Vivian Weilerstein and Steven
YuEun 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.
YuEun Kim is also a dedicated painter and photographer, whose living space is a
virtual darkroom, her various forms of artistic expression deepening each other.